Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 8, 2019
4:00 – The Top Catholic Stories of 2018
The biggest religious stories of the year, of course, are all related to the revelations about McCarrick, the letters from Archbishop Vigano, the Fall Assembly and other stories related to the sexual misconduct crisis. It’s almost easy to forget other major events, including the good news of some new saints. We review these stories with Matthew Bunson.
5:00 – 2018 in Christian Persecution
After years of imprisonment, Asia Bibi was finally acquitted of bogus blasphemy charges and allowed to leave prison, but her saga is not over. That’s one of our top stories of the year in Christian persecution. We get more from Nina Shea.
5:20 – The Top Political Stories of 2018
What are the top political stories of the year? Chief among them has to be the nomination and hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as well as the Democratic victories in November as candidates begin exploring options for the 2020 elections. We’ll talk more with Paul Kengor.