Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 13, 2018

 4:00 – Pope Francis and the Cardinal Mindszenty Treatment in China

 Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a hero of the Cold War who was an outspoken voice against Communism in Hungary. But in 1973 he was stripped of his titles and his post was vacated. Communists were thrilled, seeing it as a slap in the face to his movement. Tragically, the current situation in China bears striking similarities to Cardinal Mindszenty’s story. We’ll get more from Paul Kengor.

 4:20 – How the Lenten Journal can help you grow in Virtue

 The season of Lent is the time to renew your desire to be a disciple of Christ. The three forms of penance—fasting, praying, almsgiving—are a means for you to hear, look upon, and touch Him. It’s an opportunity to ask yourself, “Have I heard Him?”, “Have I seen Him”, “Have I touched Him?” Sr. John Dominic joins us with more.

 4:40 – Why Did Jesus Fast for 40 Days in the Desert?

Most people know that Lent lasts 40 days to unite with Jesus’ 40 days fasting in the desert. But why did Jesus fast for 40 days, instead of a different period of time? We’ll talk with Gary Michuta.

5:00 – Did the Vatican Fold to China?

A Vatican delegation recently asked two bishops to stand down for “government-approved” bishops as part of a deal with Chinese authorities. The relations between the underground and “approved” Church in China are very complex, and the move was likely an effort to improve the lives of the persecuted underground Church. Anthony Clark joins us to explain the situation.

5:20 – Men Rise Up: A Plan to Transform your Life

Imagine if hundreds of men at your parish stepped-up and journeyed together, held each other accountable, and committed to becoming better husbands, fathers, brothers… it would literally change your parish, and the world. Chris Stefanick has helped create a plan for this journey and Lent is a great opportunity to check it out. He joins us.

5:40 – Keeping Lent Real with Mary

Have you ever felt like a “Lent dropout?” You start the season off strong, armed with ideas and plans to have a great Lent, but after a couple weeks you find you’ve lost all your momentum? The Blessed Mother understands, and she can help. We’ll talk about keeping Lent real with Sarah Reinhard.