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August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 31, 2020

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – “We have a sin problem, not just a skin problem”   

Since the shooting of Jacob Blake last week, his mother, Julia Jackson, has called for an end to violence and rioting. Her pastor, James Ward Jr, is calling for America to come back to God to overcome its racial divides. Only the love of God can unify us and bring healing. Pastor James joins us.

4:40 – I Was Hit Hard By COVID-19 — And I’m Still Not Afraid

Msgr. Charles Pope was preparing for another busy day of ministry late last month when he began feeling ill. A few hours later he got the news – he had tested positive for COVID-19. During his 11 days in the ICU, he put the situation in the Lord’s hands. He’s seen firsthand that this virus is not to be taken lightly – but he’s also not afraid. He joins us.

5:00 – Will Rust Belt Catholics Keep Backing Trump?

The 2016 election essentially came down to a few Midwestern states, which were all decided by close margins. In these states, a voting bloc known as the Rust Belt Catholics made the difference that decided the election. What can we expect for this election? We’ll talk with George Marlin, a longtime student of the American Catholic Voter.

5:20 – Why I Sought Something Beyond “Spiritual, but Not Religious”

Christine Mooney-Flynn grew up in a stable home that had many of the markers of a Christian family, but organized religion was never a part of her life. As a young adult she considered herself to be “spiritual, but not religious,” but abandoned this after a series of personal trials and rejected the idea of God entirely. How did she find her way to the Church? She shares the story.