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August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 3, 2017

4:00 – Has the State Department Changed its Mind on ISIS Genocide?

In March of 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry finally officially acknowledged that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities. This was an important designation, as it made them eligible for increased aid and resources. Now, Nina Shea reports that a State Department lawyer is rolling back on this determination. She joins us.

4:20 – From Victim of Abuse to Champion of the Church: A Journey of Faith

When Michael Vanderburgh was a preteen he was abused by a priest. For years he struggled to trust again as he dealt with his anger. As an adult, he works for the Church overseeing fundraising activities for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He’s often asked how he could work for an institution that failed him. Michael joins us today to share his journey of faith.

4:40 – Effective Catholic Service in the Next America

One of the biggest challenges facing the Church is how we can lovingly serve and minister to a world that sees us as bigoted, hateful and authoritarian. What is required for effective Catholic service in the coming years? We’ll talk with Dan Burke.

5:00 – New Trends in Catholic Education

Catholic Universities may be going through an identity crisis, but there are a lot of exciting new developments happening in Catholic schools at a lower level. We’ll talk with Patrick Carmack of the Angelicum Academy.

5:20 – CS Lewis and the Natural Law

The 20th Century saw an increasing rejection of natural law theory. The intellectual world argued that we are nothing but matter in motion, that life has no inherent value. C.S. Lewis was one of many authors and philosophers working against this argument. We’ll talk about his viewpoints with David Theroux.