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July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 31, 2020

4:00 – Lessons from JPII and Cuba

Historians already acknowledge John Paul II as one of the 20th century’s leaders in the fight against Communism, and it was something he dealt with for years in Poland even before he became pope. As he prepared to visit Communist Cuba in 1997, Vatican aides found a hidden microphone in the house where he would be staying – the regime was clearly planning to spy on him. We’re seeing something similar today with the new report that China has been spying on the Vatican. We’ll talk about it with Paul Kengor.

4:20 – Where do I Start with…God?

Who is God? If we want to love God and make him the center of our lives, we would do well to settle this question at least in some small way. Elizabeth Klein helps us get started.

 5:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Quick Fixes for a Bad Mood

We all have our ups and downs, and some days that seem to be all down. And we all have our own ways of dealing with it – maybe we take a nap, watch our favorite comedy, or just enjoy a dish of ice cream. But new research suggests another way – turning outward on others, rather than centering on ourselves. We talk with Dr Greg Popcak.

5:20 – The Sound of Beauty: Music and the Spiritual Life 

Music is everywhere, but it for most of us it is an enigma. Can we even define what it is, either scientifically or metaphysically? The time we’re spending at home provides us with a unique opportunity to dive more deeply into the world of music, especially how it pertains to the spiritual life. Michael Kurek joins us.