Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 3, 2020
Guest Hosts Bruce and Kris McGregor
4:00 – St. John Vianney’s Pursuit of Holiness
Tomorrow is the Feast of St John Vianney. Known as the “Curé d’Ars” he is known for his ardent devotion to the Blessed Mother and to the priestly vocation. Dr. Anthony Lilles joins us with more.
4:20 – Pro-lifers arrested trying to chalk ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ at DC Planned Parenthood
Two activists with Students for Life of America were arrested Saturday morning while peacefully attempting to chalk “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” outside of the Planned Parenthood megacenter in the nation’s capital. We’ll talk with Warner DePriest, one of those arrested, and Michael New.
4:40 – Churches burned, people beheaded in Mozambique’s escalating extremist violence
A Catholic bishop has deplored the world’s indifference to escalating extremist violence in northern Mozambique, where multiple churches have been burnt, people beheaded, young girls kidnapped, and hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the violence. Edward Clancy joins us with the details on this and the execution of several Christian aid workers in Nigeria.
5:00 – The Suffering and Faith of Damien of Molokai
In a series of social media posts last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed a statue honoring Fr Damien of Molokai in the US Capitol is part of “patriarchy and white supremacist culture” because he was chosen to represent the state of Hawaii. He is, of course, best known for his mission to the Hawaiian leper colonies that eventually led to him dying of the disease. Matthew Bunson joins us.
5:20 – Answering the Claim that Jesus just “Taught them to Share”
Yesterday’s Gospel told the story of one of Jesus’ most well-known miracles: the feeding of the 5,000. A popular claim today is that there was no miracle; Jesus simply taught the people to share what they had brought and no food was ever multiplied. John Martignoni joins us with how to respond to this claim.
5:40 – Sex and the Catholic Feminist: New Choices for a New Generation
Since the 1960s, we have seen our culture transformed by the sexual revolution. As we’ve discussed before, it was boosted by propaganda from publications like Cosmo magazine. Sue Ellen Browder shares her experiences with the movement.