Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 14, 2020
Guest Host Jerry Usher
4:00 – US Senator asks attorney general to fight anti-Catholic vandalism
Another church in the US has been vandalized – a statue of St Jude at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Denver was beheaded this week. Senator John Kennedy has written a letter to US Attorney General William Barr asking him to address the situation. Matthew Bunson joins us with this and other church news.
4:20 – Overcome Anxiety and Find Peace in Jesus
A report from the CDC indicates that one in four young adults have contemplated committing suicide in the past month because of the pandemic. Couple that with a tumultuous election season, an unpredictable school year and the absence of normal distractions like sports and festivals and these times can be stressful indeed. We discuss overcoming anxiety and finding peace in Jesus with Gary Zimak.
4:40 – “A single act of love makes the soul return to life.”
We’re celebrating the Feast of Maximilian Kolbe. We all know the basic story, but who was the saint behind it? We look at his life and teachings with Fr. Benedict La Volpe, Rector of the National Shrine of St Maximilian Kolbe.
5:00 – Israel, U.A.E. Agree to Establish Formal Diplomatic Ties
Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that they will normalize diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran. James Carafano has the story.
5:20 – How is the Vaccine Search Going?
Researchers around the world continue the around-the-clock race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and this week Russia made the stunning announcement that they have succeeded. However, the claim has been disputed and scientists say the Russian vaccine has not been effectively tested. Fr Tad Pacholczyk has an update.