Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 5, 2018
4:00 – Family Secrets and the Sin of Cardinal McCarrick
The Archdiocese of New York announced last month that a major investigation has found abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are “credible and substantiated.” We take a look at how to handle the situation with Jennifer Roback Morse.
4:20 – A Surprise Voice against Eugenics
Many people think that the Eugenics movement lived and died with the Nazis, but that’s not the case. The United States was and remains a pioneer and global leader in the eugenics movement, cleverly using pseudonyms to mask what the movement really is. You may be surprised that St. Therese of the Little Flower’s “Little Way” is an antidote to the eugenics mindset. We talk with Patricia Ranft.
5:00 – Suicide Rates are Rising – with a few key exceptions
Suicide rates are on the rise among many demographics – CDC data show the rates rose between 1994 and 2014 in both men and women in all age groups between 10 and 74. Women are still much less likely to commit suicide, but the gap is closing; the rate of suicide in women between 45 and 64 rose 80% from 1999 to 2014. But one group seems to have bucked the trend – churchgoing Catholic women. Dr. Greg Popcak gives us the details.
5:20 – The Search for the Fourth Cup
The Jewish celebration of Passover uses four cups of wine at four specific parts of the celebration, and each have special significance. New Testament scholars see this reflected in the Gospel narratives of the Last Supper and the parallels between the Third Cup of Passover and the cup passed by Christ. But what about the fourth cup of Passover? Unlocking the answer will bring a whole new understanding to the Mass. Dr Scott Hahn joins us.