Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 24, 2018
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Update on Nicaragua
The violence continues in Nicaragua; Senator Marco Rubio recently stated he hears the nation could erupt into civil war. President Daniel Ortega, who recently accused the local Bishops of being “coup mongers” appeared on a Fox News interview with Bret Baier last night, where he refused to acquiesce to the demands for early elections, claiming it would create more instability. Al looks at the latest from the country.
4:20 – How did Liberalism become our State Religion?
The Establishment Clause of the first amendment has become a go-to tool for driving religion out of the public square and ultimately creating a de-Christianized Western Civilization. In this society, government is the new Oracle – Caesar sits in his rightful place. Dr. Ben Wiker joins us.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: The Making of a Criminal
We spoke yesterday about Anders Breivik, the Norwegian far-right terrorist who murdered 77 people and injured hundreds more in an attack on July 22, 2011. When we study mass killers like Breivik and Ted Bundy we notice certain trends: frequently, the relationship with the father is either abusive or entirely non-existent. Killers like these tend to exhibit anti-social behaviors from an early age. And this is where the Church can offer answers. Al has some thoughts.
5:20 – Social Science Apologetics: Resolving to Build a Better Church
Pope Francis has challenged us to find more effective ways to bring Christ to the world. How can we do that in a way that focuses on nourishing the seeds of faith rather than lamenting why the land is barren? Can we find the answer in positive psychology? We’ll talk about it with Dr. Greg Popcak.
5:40 – Remembering Fr. Tom Forrest
Fr Tom Forrest, a Redemptorist priest and worldwide leader of the charismatic renewal, died last week just two days short of his 91st birthday. A priest for more than 60 years, he was good friends with Mother Theresa and met with John Paul II 30 times. He also organized tow worldwide retreats for priests. We look at his life’ work with Martha Fernandez-Sardina.