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August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 21, 2019

GUEST HOST MATTHEW BUNSON

4:00 – Cardinal George Pell loses appeal of sex abuse conviction

Last night an Australian appellate panel rejected Cardinal Pell’s appeal of his 2018 sex abuse conviction and he will spend the next several years in prison. Edward Pentin has the details on reactions from the Vatican.

4:20 – Planned Parenthood whistleblower awarded $3 million

An Arizona court has awarded a former Planned Parenthood clinic director $3 million in damages in a wrongful termination case. The former employee, Mayra Rodriguez, claimed she was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about ethical and legal breaches at abortion facilities run by the group. Abby Johnson has the story.

4:40 – Snopes Creates a “Buzz” Around Babylon Bee  

In the last few years “Fake News” has become a primary concern in online platforms. Social media sites like Facebook have entrusted fact-checking sites such as Snopes with flagging fake news stories in the hopes they won’t mislead readers. For some reason, Snopes has repeatedly flagged stories published by the Babylon Bee, a Christian satirical site that publishes humorous, obviously fake stories that are frequently parodies of current events. Why has Snopes committed itself to “debunking” obviously fake stories? We talk with Kyle Mann.

5:00 – Cardinal Pell Loses Appeal

We continue our coverage of the Cardinal Pell case with Michelle la Rosa.  

5:20 – What Should We Do About the Loss of Belief in the Real Presence?

Most of you have probably heard about the recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, which found that only 26% of Catholics under age 40 believe in the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. What can we do about it? We talk with Msgr. Charles Pope.

5:40 – The Holy Influence of St Bernard  

Yesterday was the feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux. He’s a Doctor of the Church and his teachings are especially relevant today. We’ll talk about it with Kris McGregor.