Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 28, 2017
4:00 – Dachau’s Priest Barracks
The most famous priest to be killed by the Nazis is probably Saint Maximilian Kolbe, who died in Auschwitz in 1941. But he was far from the only priest to be murdered. Three of the thirty barracks at the Dachau concentration camp were occupied by clergy, and of the 2,720 men imprisoned there, 2,579 were Catholics. More than a third of the men in the “priest block” died there. Fr Joseph Fessio joins us with their stories.
4:40 – Fighting Against No-Fault Divorce in Texas
Kristi Davis knows the agony of a broken home. Her parents divorced when she was a baby. Her mother remarried, but the marriage ended ten years later – just a month before her own wedding. And three years ago, her husband told her he wanted a divorce. She has seen firsthand how making divorce easier makes for disaster. And now she’s leading the charge to change no-fault divorce laws in Texas. She joins us.
5:00 – Mercy Matters
Pope Francis has said that wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy. Mathew Schmalz has experienced this throughout his own life, whether it be the Boston Marathon bombing or visiting a home for lepers in India. Mercy doesn’t come easily, but it is infinitely rewarding. Mathew joins us.
5:40 – The State of the New Evangelization
Millions of Catholics, and former Catholics, know next to nothing about their faith and are indistinguishable from their secular neighbors. They have been sacramentalized, but not evangelized. The time for the New Evangelization is now. We’ll talk with Fr John Riccardo.