Talking about the Things That Matter most on December 2, 2019
4:00 – An Advent Recipe for Readiness
These first weeks of Advent focus more on the Lord’s second coming in glory than on His first coming at Bethlehem. The Gospel clearly states that we must always be prepared, for at an hour we do not expect, the Son of Man will come. “Ready” is the key word. But how should we be ready? We talk with Msgr Charles Pope.
4:20 – Can We Renew Parish Culture?
In 2007, 24 percent of Americans identified as Catholic. By 2014, that had dropped to 21 percent. The number of people who claim no religious affiliation has surpassed Catholics and evangelicals, making “nones” the largest religious group in the United States. Catholics are simply walking away from the Church. Yet there are many committed, faithful Catholics who desperately want to stem this tide. Tim Glemkowski joins us.
5:00 – Target End Date Announced for End Dismemberment Petition Drive
Thursday, December 12, has been set as the target end date for collecting signatures for the Michigan Values Life petition to ban the late-term dismemberment abortion procedure in Michigan. The legal requirement for citizen-initiated legislation in Michigan is 340,047 valid signatures. The goal for the petition drive remains 400,000 signatures. Genevieve Marnon has more.
5:20 – Pope Francis as a Spiritual Companion
Good spiritual directors can be hard to find – have you ever considered having the Pope as your spiritual director? Ever wonder what advice the Pope would give you to help you grow in holiness, deepen your prayer life, and know God’s will? We talk with Fr Albert Haase.