Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 19, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Oral Contraceptives’ Effect on Emotions
A recent study suggests that women who take the pill are nearly 10 percent worse at recognizing subtle expressions of complex emotions like pride or contempt. What does this say about the possible impact of oral contraceptives on social interactions? We talk with Dr Greg Popcak.
4:20 – Put on the Full Armor of God: Authentic Male Spirituality
What does an authentic vision of Catholic male spirituality entail? Deacon Harold Burke Sivers and others will address this crucial topic in Lansing on February 23. We get more from Craig Pohl.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: Rerum Novarum and the Communist Manifesto
There are two interesting anniversaries this week: the beginning of Pope Leo XIII’s papacy in 1878 and the publication of Marx’s Communist Manifesto in 1848. Leo XIII, our third-longest-serving pope, is well known for his encyclical Rerum novarum, an explicit response to the proper care of workers and questions generated by the Industrial Revolution and Communist movement. Al shares some thoughts.
5:00 – Benedict’s Life and Thought
Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation in 2013 will go down as one of the most shocking moments in recent Church History. Many saw it as a sign of the Church’s decline, but he intended it as a seed sown in the hope of bringing the Church a younger, more vigorous leadership in the face of daunting challenges. We talk with Fr Joseph Fessio