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August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 31, 2018

4:00 – I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful he didn’t choose assisted suicide.

In summer 2016 we spoke with JJ Hanson, who was battling a deadly form of brain cancer but rejected the idea of assisted suicide. On December 30, as snowflakes fell outside, he took his last breath surrounded by his family. He lived with cancer for three and a half years – three years longer than his doctors had predicted. We talk with Kristen Hanson about why she is thankful he decided against a “death with dignity.”

4:20 – Living the Dominican Way in Nigeria

We spoke on Monday with Fr Bob Dowd about the terrible challenges Christians are facing in Nigeria. Today, we hear from someone who has experienced it firsthand – Fr Stephen Ogbe, a Dominican priest who grew up in the northern Muslim-dominated Sokoto State.

4:40 – Kresta Comments: Women Make Their Voices Heard

5:00 – Preparing for Marriage with the New Evangelization

In recent years the Church has begun calling for a more intensive formation as couples prepare for marriage. John Grabowski joins us with a look at how couples can live out their vocation with an understanding of how marriage is both a covenant and a sacrament.

5:40 – Devastating Floods Strike India

The floodwaters are finally receding in Kerala, India but the trouble is just beginning. An estimated one million people are seeking refuge and food and – to make matters worse – local officials are reporting rises in snakebites. It’s just one of the areas where Mary’s Meals is leading the way in humanitarian relief. We talk with Magnus MacFarlane.