Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 14, 2018
4:00 – The Current Crisis and the Order of the Laity
Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is one of many bishops calling for a lay-driven investigation into the bishop scandal. What does this mean, and how does it compare to what other Church leaders are saying? We talk with Dr. Adam DeVille.
4:20 – The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine
In the tenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Christ commands his apostles to “heal the sick and say to them, ‘the kingdom of God has come near to you.’” They were supposed to heal the sick even before they preached the Gospel. Mike Aquilina takes a look at this healing imperative and how it ushered in the world of modern medicine.
5:00 – From the Crusades to ISIS: A History of Jihad
Earlier this summer Austria shut down seven of its mosques and expelled several imams. While people around the world cried, “islamophobia,” it appears to have been for good reason – a recent video shows an imam in another Austria mosque calling on youth to establish an Islamic state. This is just a recent example of a history that can be traced all the way to Mohammed. Robert Spencer joins us.
5:40 – Community in Christ: Building Ties with Non-Catholic Students
The various Christian denominations may never come into full communion until the return of Christ, but there are at least signs of strengthening ties. Hope College in Michigan, founded by the Reformed Church of America, has made a renewed effort to reach out to its growing Catholic population. Fr. Nick Monco is the chaplain of the St. Benedict Institute on campus and joins us to describe his interactions with both Catholic and non-Catholic students.