Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 5, 2020
4:00 – The “Real” Fighting Irish: Notre Dame Students take on the Klan
Several professional sports teams are rethinking their mascots, which are said to be racially offensive. Some say it’s time for Notre Dame to do the same – the Fighting Irish represent a harmful stereotype of violent, drunken immigrants. The origins of the name are up for debate, but one theory is especially compelling. It’s an incredible story of Catholic students rising up to combat the KKK. Todd Tucker joins us.
5:00 – Explosion cripples crumbling Lebanon
The death toll from yesterday’s explosion is at 135 and counting, with more than 5,000 wounded. It’s unclear what caused the blast, though investigators are currently focused on an estimated 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse. We get the latest from Mindy Belz.
5:20 – Why Christ’s Divinity is Central
There are those who would reduce Jesus from Lord of Creation to a mere social justice warrior. Jesus’ love and care for the poor is, of course, central to His mission – but to minimize His divinity is to entirely miss the point. We’ll talk it over with Fr Brian Mullady.