Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 17, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – A.o.D. Issues “Clarification” on Fr. Perrone
On Wednesday the Archdiocese of Detroit issued a clarification regarding Fr. Eduard Perrone’s case, stating it had no involvement in the recent monetary settlement and is awaiting direction from the Vatican. Chris Kolomjec returns with the latest.
4:40 – Christian’s Facebook post leads to blasphemy charges in Pakistan
Just days before an annual observance meant to celebrate the contributions of religious minorities in Pakistan, a Christian man was arrested and charged under the country’s blasphemy laws after he posted comments on Facebook disputing an Islamic belief. Sohail Masih was arrested on Aug. 5 after commenting publicly on the Islamic practice of eating sacrificial meat on the feast of Eid al-Adha and was being kept in custody for his own safety. Raymond Ibrahim joins us with a look at this story and the use of blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
5:00 – Democrats Stress Unity as National Convention Kicks Off
The 2020 Virtual DNC kicks off tonight with speeches from Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich, among others. At an interfaith service last night, speakers focused on the importance of unity – a key theme for the party in this election. We’ll look at what to expect from the coming days with Matt Hadro.
5:20 – Understanding the Doctrine of the Papacy
In many ways the papacy is Catholicism’s defining doctrine but also its most divisive. From medieval pontiffs who acted like princes to a modern pope whose every casual statement sets off a social-media firestorm, there has been plenty for non-Catholics to criticize and for the faithful to feel anxious about. How can we strengthen our belief in the papacy in the face of these challenges? Joe Heschmeyer joins us.