Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 13, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – The Story of the Middle East’s Disappearing Christians
For 1400 years Christians in the Middle East lived under a system of sustained persecution, and as we saw last week in a report from Aid to the Church in Need, they are now on the brink of extinction. How did this happen? What role did western Foreign Policy play? What about the role of Islam and of the Christians themselves? Stephen Rasche joins us.
5:00 – Court Panel Says Fr. Perrone was Defamed, Recommends $125,000
A court-advisory panel has determined that the claim that Fr. Eduard Perrone sexually assaulted an altar boy when he served in Mount Clemens, MI decades ago is false and defamatory. Attorney Chris Kolomjec has the details.
5:20 – COVID and the Economy
Stocks surged today as two COVID vaccines were given fast-track status for approval. We’ll look at this and other economic news with Adam Gaglio.
5:40 – Multiple Churches Vandalized this Weekend
A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire. It wasn’t the only Church fire this weekend – the San Gabriel mission suffered heavy damage on Saturday morning; the cause of that fire is still under investigation. Multiple Marian statues were also vandalized this weekend. We get the details from JD Flynn, who also responds to an AP report that the Catholic Church in the U.S. used an “exemption from federal rules” in order to “amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid” through its participation in the federal program.