Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 18, 2020
4:00 – Pro-Life Democrats Ask the DNC to Moderate on Abortion
Last week more than 100 prominent pro-life Democrats signed a letter to the platform committee of the Democratic National Convention, imploring it to moderate the party’s extreme stance on abortion. We’ll talk with Kristen Day of Democrats for Life.
4:20 – Catholicism: a Casualty of China’s New Cultural Revolution
Steven Mosher works closely with Catholics in the Chinese underground Church, who are risking their rights, freedoms and even their lives for the sake of the Gospel. He recently heard from a friend there who wrote “the walls are closing in…I don’t know how much longer we will be able to continue our work of evangelization here.” Steven gives us a look at the challenges they are facing.
4:40 – Democrats Preach Unity: Will Voters Buy the Message?
The virtual DNC kicked off last night, highlighted by a speech from Michelle Obama that some are heralding as among the best convention addresses ever. The theme of the night, and likely of the entire campaign, will be uniting voters as Americans. Will voters buy the message? We’ll take a look at the convention with Monica Miller and Chris Bedford.
5:00 – Priestly Celibacy and the Abuse Crisis
The abuse crisis has reinvigorated the arguments of those who don’t accept priestly celibacy. The claim is that if priests were able to marry, cases of abuse would decrease. Why is there this call for celibacy? We continue our conversation with Dr. Robert Fastiggi.
5:20 – God’s Mercy in the Old and New Testaments
A clichéd view of the scriptures portrays the God of the New Testament as loving and forgiving, and the God of the Old Testament as jealous, petty and vengeful. But in the Old Testament we find the word “mercy” roughly 250 times, making it the fourth most-used noun in the Old Testament. God;s Mercy and justice are intimately woven into both testaments. We’ll take a look with Fr David Moloney