Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 30, 2020
4:00 – Hitler vs the Pope
For almost 50 years, a controversy has raged about Pope Pius XII. Was the Pope who had shepherded the Church through World War II a Nazi sympathizer? Was he, as some have dared call him, Hitler’s pope? Did he do nothing to help the Jewish people in the grips of the Holocaust? Ron Rychlak is our guest.
5:00 – Into the Longing: Living as a Catholic who Experiences Same-Sex Attraction
At the center of every human heart, there is an ache to know and be known, to love and be loved, to give and to receive. For persons experiencing romantic desires for the same sex, choosing to live by a Christian sexual ethic is a place of both confusion and commitment. If desire is off-kilter, where do we direct it? Anna Carter has experienced this firsthand and she joins us.
5:20 – The Vatican’s Secret War Against Hitler
Monday, January 27 is recognized as Holocaust Memorial Day. And on January 30, 1933 Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. On both these dates, we should reflect on the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust and look back on what was done to resist it. Mark Riebling joins us with the story of Pius XII’s secret war against Hitler.