Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 16, 2020
4:00 – French bishops approve removing parents’ gender from baptismal forms
The French Catholic bishops’ conference permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove references to the sex of parents on baptismal registry forms, citing “The increasingly complex situation of families in France.” We look at this and other Church news with Matthew Bunson.
5:00 – Can Catholics Lead on Banning Porn?
Smartphones have made pornography more accessible than ever, but some places are trying to reverse the trend. Students at Notre Dame recently asked the University to install filters on the University internet, something that has become more common at Catholic colleges. How can Catholics lead on this issue? Is it at odds with free speech principles? We talk with Patrick Reilly.
5:20 – Responding to the Ideology of Secularism
Rigid adherence to scientism―as opposed to a healthy respect for science―is all too prevalent in our world today. Rather than leading to a deeper understanding of our universe, this worldview actually undermines real science and marginalizes morality and religion. We talk with JP Moreland about responding to this ideology.