Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 25, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments: The Hypocrisy of Both Parties
The Republican and Democratic Conventions have made one thing very clear: the opposing party’s values are un-American, and anyone who supports them is against America. How can they claim to unify the country with such a divisive message? Al shares some thoughts and looks at the first night of the RNC.
4:20 – Finding Out My Baptism was Invalid was a Blessing in Disguise
Fr. Matthew Hood’s world was turned upside-down earlier this month when the Vatican issued a note ruling that all baptisms using an altered formula were invalid. He had seen video of his own baptism and knew the deacon had used an altered formula. After a surreal two weeks, he has officially received the sacraments he thought he received in his youth and now wants to help others affected by this “strange and painful” sacramental fallout. He joins us.
4:40 – What Happens when a Priest is not a Priest?
Earlier this month the Vatican issued a directive reminding clergy to use the phrase “I baptize you,” not “we baptize you.” The effects for a Detroit-area priest have been incredible – because he was improperly baptized as an infant, his own ordination was invalid. We’ll take a look at the Canon law and other aspects of this story with Msgr. Ronald Browne
5:00 – “Fatima” movie brings the Miraculous to the Big Screen
A new film telling the story of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun was supposed to hit theaters this spring, but was delayed due to the pandemic. It’s now finally hitting theaters and will also be available online. We’ll talk about the experience of releasing a film during a pandemic and the incredible story of Fatima with Dick Lyles.
5:20 – Encounters with the Miraculous
What is a miracle? In his decades as a priest, Fr Stefan Starzynski has personally experienced numerous of them, from babies facing life-threatening illnesses to his own experiences overcoming depression. He joins us with stories that will inspire, instruct and provide hope for all looking at people whose lives have been touched by God and how you can discover miracles in your own life.