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February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 7, 2020

4:00 – More Details on Miles Christi

We spoke yesterday about the news that Miles Christi founder Robert Yannuzzi has been dismissed from the clerical state. Today we add some important details. Fr John Ezratty, Superior General for the Michigan Community of Miles Christi, joins us.

4:20 – Chinese Christians Face Persecution as Country Grapples with Coronavirus

The world’s eyes are on China as cases of Coronavirius spread throughout the globe. The Chinese government lists the death toll from the disease at over 600, but the actual count could be much higher. We take a look at the situation with Reggie Littlejohn, who also looks at the different ways the Chinese government persecutes and restricts religious expression.

4:40 – No Greater Glory: The Four Chaplains and the Sinking of the USAT Dorchester

On February 3, 1943 the SS Dorchester was struck by a German torpedo in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Of the 904 souls aboard, 675 perished. Among them were four ship chaplains, who gave up their life jackets to save other sailors. James Clifford joins us with the story.

5:00 – The Thomas More You Don’t Know 

It’s the birthday of St Thomas More. He’s well-known as a lawyer and assistant to King Henry who fought the Reformation and was martyred for his faith. But there’s a lesser-known side: Thomas More the Writer. He’s the author of twenty books as well as hundreds of letters and poems, many of them written from prison. Gerry Wegemer joins us.