Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 6, 2018
4:00 – Australian Archbishop Sentenced for Not Reporting Abuse
Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, Australia was sentenced Tuesday to a year’s detention after being convicted of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him in the 1970s. Two victims of the scandal say they told him of the abuse they had suffered at the hands of fellow priest James Fletcher, but Archbishop Wilson, who had only been a priest for a year at the time, says he has no recollection of hearing these accusations and would have done something if he had. This story comes at a time when three territories in Australia are also attempting to compel priests to break the seal of the confessional to report abuse. We talk with Matthew Bunson.
4:20 – Empowering our Kids for the Decisions that Matter Most
What if we taught our kids that they can measure success by how they follow Christ rather than by how much money they make or where they go to college? We talk with Leonard DeLorenzo about four habits of discipleship and how we can follow Mary’s example of exhibiting these habits and saying a courageous yes to God.
5:00 – The Current State of the Eugenics Movement
We talked yesterday with Patricia Ranft about the history of the eugenics movement and how St Therese’s “Little Way” provides a powerful response. Al follows up with a closer look at the current state of the movement and our Catholic response.
5:20 – How Christian Faith Led a Single Woman to Defy Chairman Mao
When we think of 20th-century political dissidents who were people of faith, we tend to think of Mandela, Bonfoeffer and King. And for good reason: These men left an indelible mark on humanity with their resolve and fortitude, their eloquent words, and their profound wrestling with what it meant to oppose injustice. Now, thanks to the research of historian Dr. Lian Xi, we have a new name to add to the list: Lin Zhao, the only Chinese citizen known to have openly and steadfastly opposed communism under Mao Zedong.