Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 10, 2017

4:00 – “Dance All Night” at Appaloosa with Scythian

Scythian is returning to northern Virginia this Labor Day weekend to headline the Appaloosa Festival. It will be three days of music, food, and family fun. Band member Dan Fedoryka joins us with a preview.

4:20 – Register Recap: Apostolic Pardon + Untold Stories of Heroism at Dunkirk

Have you ever heard of the Apostolic Pardon? It’s a part of the last rites for Christian faithful in life-and-death situations and is an indulgence for the remission of temporal punishment for sin. We’ll talk about it with Matthew Bunson. We’ll also discuss a nearly-unknown story of heroism – two Catholic military chaplains who were a beacon of hope during a bitter defeat just a few days after the Dunkirk evacuation.

4:40 – Is “Annabelle: Creation” Theologically Astute?

The new horror film Annabelle: Creation is the latest in a series about a mysterious doll that some claim to be haunted. One of the writers, Gary Dauberman, calls it a faith-based film because it highlights the realities of spiritual warfare. Is it theologically accurate? We’ll get a review from Kathy Schiffer.

5:00 – North Korea Ups the Ante – Is Guam Worried?

Upon learning that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile, Donald Trump warned the hermit kingdom that if it continued to threaten the United States, it will be “met with a fire and fury like the world has never seen.” In response, North Korean officials have threatened to strike Guam and promise to develop a plan for doing so by mid-August. Are Guamanians worried? We’ll talk with Archbishop Michael Byrnes of the Archdiocese of Agana.

5:20 – The Key Dynamics of International Humanitarian Law

In 1789 the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen affirmed that all men possess certain rights that are valid in every time and place. More than a century later, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which would go on to become the most-translated document in the world. How do we establish and enforce human rights in a world with ever-changing cultures and technologies? Kevin Govern joins us with five key dynamics for doing so.