Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 6, 2020
4:00 – Miles Christi Founder Dismissed from Clerical State
Argentine priest Roberto Juan Yannuzzi, founder and superior of Milies Christi Institute, has been dismissed from the clerical state. Pope Francis made the decision on February 2nd because Yannuzzi has “been found guilty of crimes against the sixth commandment with adults, the absolution of the accomplice, and the abuse of authority.” The abuse involved male religious who were members of the Miles Christi Institute. Dismissal from the clerical state means Yannuzzi can no longer exercise the priestly ministry publicly or privately, in any way and is prohibited from teaching in seminaries or other education centers under Church authority. Matthew Bunson has more on this and other stories.
4:40 – Brigid of Ireland: The Legend and the Reality
February 1st was the feast of St Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland. Much is known about her, but there is also much legend. Patricia Ranft joins us to separate fact from fiction and look at the enormous influence she has had on the country.
5:00 – The Faith of Ronald Reagan
It’s the birthday of Ronald Reagan. Like many presidents he was a man of faith and he expressed his spirituality in a unique way. We talk God and Ronald Reagan with Paul Kengor.