Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 27, 2018
4:00 – Transgenderism: Semantic Contagion or Biological Fact?
A mother and father in Ohio recently lost custody of their 17-year-old daughter because a judge ruled that she should be allowed to receive therapy, including testosterone supplements, to transition to a boy. And in Texas, a wrestler who was born female but is taking testosterone supplements to transition into a male just won a second straight state title in girl’s wrestling. The transgender industry has exploded, despite the fact that we still can’t define what the phenomenon is. We’ll talk more with Anne Hendershott.
4:20 – Conversion: Essential Encounters with God
What is Christian conversion? What leads a soul to return to God, reject sin and accept God’s Divine Mercy? And is there a “second conversion” that happens after the original decision to repent? We’ll look at the phenomenon of Christian conversion with Fr. Donald Haggerty.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: An Iranian Refugee’s Terrible Journey to God
Annahita Parsan was born in a beautiful, peaceful family in Iran. She fell in love, got married and had a son she adored. But it all came crashing down when her husband was killed in a traffic accident. Over the next few years she endured snowy mountains, a filthy prison, and an abusive second marriage. Then she discovered who had protected her all along. Al looks at her story.
5:00 – East Africa Drought – Have things Gotten any Better?
We talked last year about the devastating drought and famine that is slamming East Africa. It has been projected to become the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN. Have things changed at all? Jim Cavnar’s Cross Catholic Outreach is on the front lines, bringing comfort, hope and aid to the people of Africa. Jim joins us.
5:20 – Trump and the Media are Trying to Destroy Each Other
Donald Trump is staking his presidency, as he did his election, on nothing less that destroying the credibility of the news media – and the media is doing the same to him. This is not a mere feud – it’s an all-out war. As we’ve said for more than a year now, the media is treating every moment of Trump’s presidency like a disaster story. The real losers? The American people. The real casualty? Truth and rational public discourse. Howard Kurtz joins us with more.
5:40 – Kresta Comments: Christianity- is it Faith or Knowledge?