Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 13, 2018
4:00 – Economic Roundup
George Schwartz joins us with a look at the latest economic news, including the effect of tax rate cuts on the economy and how China is reacting to the Trump tariff policies.
4:20 – A Severe Mercy: Our Time of Visitation
We spoke recently with Ralph Martin about his letter Dear Troubled Catholics, which addressed the current crisis in the Church and how it is a tipping point for genuine repentance and change. Peter Herbeck joins us to continue the discussion with a look at how this time of discipline and judgement is actually a severe mercy from the Lord.
5:00 – Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission
Mental illness is the sort of thing we don’t like to talk about. It doesn’t reduce nicely to simple solutions and happy outcomes. So instead, too often we reduce people who are mentally ill to caricatures and ghosts, and simply pretend they don’t exist. They do exist, however―statistics suggest that one in four people suffer from some kind of mental illness. We talk with Amy Simpson.
5:40 – The Love that Keeps us Sane
St Therese is beloved for her “Little Way,” seeing all things as God sees – in the light of Eternity. This allows us to live more authentically and attentively, dealing with life’s absurdities without losing hope. We talk with Fr. Marc Foley