Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 22, 2018
4:00 – Secularized Ireland Hosts World Meeting of Families
Ireland is hosting a World Meeting of Families this week, exactly 50 years after the release of Humane vitae. The lead up to the event has been rocked by recent abuse revelations and Cardinals O’Malley and Wuerl, both scheduled speakers, have decided not to attend at all. Concerns over whether the event will promote the LGBTQ lifestyle have led to the creation of other events, including one sponsored by the Lumen Fidei institute at which Robert Royal will speak. He joins us.
4:20 – What does it mean to be in union with Christ?
St Athanasius famously said that “the Son of God became man so that we might become God”. What does it mean for a Christian to not only have a relationship with God but become so united with Him that we take part in his divinity? Fr. David Vincent Meconi joins us.
5:00 – Feast of the Queenship of Mary
Wednesday, August 22 is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. How does this feast tie to the recent celebration of the Assumption? What is the Scriptural basis for the celebration? We talk with Steve Ray.
5:20 – Sidewalk Counseling: Not a Ministry, but a Must
Sidewalk counseling in front of an abortion clinic is a thankless, inglorious task. Volunteers may spend weeks at a time standing in the cold, with little success to show for it. So why is it so necessary? Edmund Miller, who has spent decades in the ministry, joins us.
5:40 – Credible Catholic: Evidence for the Historicity of Jesus
We’ve alluded a few times to last year’s discussion with Jean Twenge about “iGen” – the post-millennial generation that is more connected, but more isolated, than any previous generation. A defining characteristic of this generation is its lack of faith – one young woman commented she had to choose between belief in God and belief in Science, which for her was an easy choice. The new series Credible Catholic attempts to combat this by breaking Church teachings down into small parts and answering tough questions. We talk with Scott French, who also looks at the Shroud of Turin.