Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 22, 2020
4:00 – Putin Pays Backhanded Tribute to Democracy
The entire Russian government resigned last week after Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping reforms that could extend his decades-long grip on power beyond the end of his presidency. Yesterday the new Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced his roster of ministers, with many of the country’s most prominent officials keeping their posts. But it’s anyone’s guess what happens next. Leon Aron takes a look at Putin’s strategy and what it means on the global scale.
4:20 – The Bible and the Church Fathers
When we speak of the Fathers of the Church, we’re referring to those who have preceded us and have passed the Faith on to us, particularly in the centuries immediately following Christ. These men instructed the early Church in the doctrine of the Apostles, providing a close link to the teaching of Jesus himself. They’re the subject of a new study featuring Matthew Leonard and Scott Hahn. Scott joins us
5:00 – Comparing Trump’s Impeachment Trial to Nixon’s
Peggy Stanton served for several years as a Washington correspondent for ABC and remembers all too well witnessing the final days of Richard Nixon’s presidency. While there was bipartisan support for his removal, there was also a feeling of sadness – most Americans were upset to see the leader of the nation go down. Needless to say this differs greatly from the gleefulness and gloating exhibited by some Senate Democrats. Peggy joins us.