Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 10, 2020
4:00 – Hagia Sophia Declared a Mosque
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia, the former cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Istanbul, into a mosque. The presidential decree was signed within hours of a court ruling which overturned an 80-year old government decree that converted the building from a mosque into a museum. Dr Ronald Suny has more.
4:20 – Christian Choir Uses COVID to Spread Hope
Belgium has had one of the highest COVID mortality rates of any country and its nursing homes have been hit especially hard. But from this tragedy emerges a story of hope – a local Christian choir who has been performing outside nursing homes ever since their public events were cancelled. Mindy Belz joins us looking at these stories and how countries around the world are responding to the ongoing pandemic
4:40 – Church News Roundup: Some Good News and Some Bad
Here’s some good news you may have missed – French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt exactly as it was before last April’s fire. And in other good news, doctors at the Vatican hospital have successfully separated conjoined twins in a procedure that was one of the first of its kind. We’ll look at this, and some not-so-good news from Germany, with Matthew Bunson.
5:00 – EWTN Roundup
5:20 – Unlocking the Full Power of the Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer is the most well-known prayer in Christianity. We regularly pray it and it’s probably one of the first prayers we learn as a child. But does this lead to us taking it for granted? How can we unlock its full power? Why did Jesus respond in this way when his apostles asked him to teach them to pray? We’ll talk with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby.