Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 15, 2017
4:00 – Kresta News Roundup
4:20 – Reform Yourself! The Example of the Counter-Reformation Heroes
Throughout this year we’ve been looking at the 500th anniversary of the Reformations. The Church at the time was certainly in need of reform, but not the revolution that resulted. Our own souls are also in need of reform. When we decide to reform ourselves, can we learn from the heroes of the Church reformations? Shaun McAfee thinks so. He joins us with more.
5:00 – Pope’s Amoris Laetitia Guidelines Get an Upgrade
Pope Francis recently decreed that both the Buenos Aires guidelines regarding Amoris Laetitia and his private letter commending their efforts are to be included in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis as acts of the authentic magisterium. This probably sounds more controversial than it actually is, as it leaves us in virtually the same place we were on the matter and effectively shuts the door on the Maltese interpretation of Amoris. Dr. Robert Fastiggi joins us with more.
5:20 – Register Recap: When Celebrating Christmas was a Crime
Around this time of year we often hear about the so-called “war on Christmas,” with Nativity scenes being banned from government property and store clerks saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” But there was a time when the war on Christmas was much more severe. Under Puritan law in the 17th Century, the celebration of Christmas was banned in both England and the American colonies. We’ll take a look back with Matthew Bunson.
5:40 – How will the Tax Bill Affect You?
The House and Senate have arrived at a broad agreement to resolve their respective tax overhaul bills, which is apparently closer to the Senate’s version. Marco Rubio made headlines Thursday when he vowed to vote against the $1.5 trillion plan unless it includes a larger expansion of child tax credit. We’ll take a closer look at the bill and how it affects families with Dr. Robert Whaples.