Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 6, 2020
4:00 – Mayor Pete Heads to Notre Dame
Earlier this summer the University of Notre Dame announced that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend and sometime 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, had been named a 2020-21 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Institute director Meghan Sullivan called Buttigieg the “perfect fit” for this year as they focus on the “nature of trust.” Fr Bill Miscamble joins us.
4:20 – The Significance of Jesus’ Transfiguration
It’s the Feast of the Transfiguration. What do we know about this extraordinary event? What was the significance of Moses and Elijah’s presence – and what’s up with St. Peter’s seemingly silly idea to build separate booths for them? Steve Ray joins us.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Led to the Church by Chesterton
Zubair Simonson’s mother was a Muslim from Pakistan, and his father an American who converted to Islam. Growing up, he got a variety of impressions about what it meant to be truly Muslim, but really began to question things when he witnessed the September 11, 2001 attacks as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Later, a personal crisis led him to explore Christianity, starting with C.S. Lewis. Lewis led him to G.K. Chesterton, and reading Chesterton was a large part of what helped Zubair understand both the beauty and the reasonableness of Catholicism.