Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 14, 2020
4:00 – Dispute Arises over Benedict XVI’s New Book
We spoke yesterday about a forthcoming book, co-authored by Pope Emeritus Benedict and Cardinal Robert Sarah that addresses the priesthood and priestly celibacy. Today, Benedict’s secretary claimed the former pontiff was not informed he would be presented as a co-author of the work. There is no dispute that Benedict authored the portions attributed to him. JD Flynn has the latest.
4:20 – Pro-Life Citizens Protest Funding of Planned Parenthood
Oakland County in Michigan has set aside $500,000 to fund “reproductive services” through Planned Parenthood. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society is organizing a protest for the next commissioners’ meeting to make their voices heard. Monica Miller joins us.
4:40 – Social Science Apologetics: The Incredible Success Story Behind One County’s Plummeting Divorce Rate
Divorce rates in Duval County, Florida—which includes the fourth-biggest city in the state, Jacksonville—experienced a stunning 28 percent plunge between 2015 and 2017, according to the Philanthropy Roundtable, the program’s initial sponsor. That’s an encouraging trait, and there’s even more positive news if you care about God and faith in America. We talk with Greg Popcak.
5:00 – The Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin
January 17 is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s best-known founding fathers. Many people don’t realize he is also a man of a complicated faith. We take a look at it and his relationship with George Whitefield. Thomas Kidd is our guest.