Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 5, 2018
4:00 – How Sweden’s Leading Protestant Pastor Discovered his Catholic Home
Ulf Ekman is no stranger to controversy. As a Lutheran priest in Sweden, he was a leader of a student revival that resulted in his very public separation from the Church of Sweden. He founded Word of Life, a large Pentecostal church that became the first “mega-church” in the country, and he became Sweden’s most prominent Christian leader. How did he end up a Catholic? He joins us
5:00 – Judge Releases Chaldean Christians Detained by ICE
More than 100 Iraqi Christians detained last year and slated for deportation will instead spend Christmas at home with their families in Detroit. A federal district court ruled that the government has a month to release the detainees, most of whom are Chaldean Christians who were taken into custody in June 2017 on criminal charges dating back decades. They faced persecution and death if they were sent back to Iraq. Martin Manna has the details.
5:20 – Bishops Invite Catholics into New Vision for Facing Racism
During our time in Baltimore we talked briefly with Danielle Brown about a new USCCB document on combatting racism, which was supposed to be the primary focus of the Fall Assembly. The pastoral letter, entitled Open Wide Our Hearts, has now been released and Danielle joins us again to discuss it.