Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 10, 2018
4:00 – The Case Against Impeaching Trump
Ever since the results of the 2016 election became apparent, a portion of Americans have devoted themselves to resisting and – if possibly – impeaching Donald Trump. There’s just one problem – according to the Constitution that they accuse Trump of violating so frequently, there are no grounds for impeachment. We talk with Alan Dershowitz.
4:20 – National Day of Remembrance for Abortion Victims
In the early hours of Thursday morning the Argentine Senate voted 38-31 to reject a bill that would have legalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Closer to home, the US recognizes September 8 as the National Day of Remembrance for Abortion victims. Monica Miller tells us how you can get involved.
4:40 – Veritatis splendor turns 25
August 6 marked the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of Veritatis splendor, one of the most comprehensive and philosophical teachings of moral theology in the Catholic tradition. We look at the teaching and how it applies to moral absolutes and conscience with Mark Latkovic.
5:00 – Jesus, Islam and the Quran
Jesus of Nazareth holds a very special place for all Muslims. He is mentioned over thirty times in the Qur’an and is called Messiah, Spirit of God, and a prophet of God who performed miracles and raised the dead with God’s permission. It is also believed that Jesus will come at the end times to judge humanity and usher in a Muslim-era. What did Mohammed know, understand and believe about Jesus and how did it influence his own writings? We’ll talk with Brian Bradford.
5:20 – The Catholic Contribution to the Special Olympics
Most of us are familiar with the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. But did you know it was founded by a Catholic? Eunice Shriver, sister of JFK, was a devout Catholic and longtime advocate for those with special needs. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, and we talk with Deacon Jack Hasson about the story and how the Special Olympics promotes the dignity of the person.
5:40 – The Sexual Revolution has Aged like Harvey Weinstein
It’s been 50 years since Humane vitae and the outbreak of the sexual revolution. We saw the effects of the revolution last fall, when the mainstream press lauded the legacy of the late Hugh Hefner and in the same breath shared stories of Harvey Weinstein’s victims. Where is the Sexual revolution today? We talk with Carrie Gress.