Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 11, 2019
4:00 – Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars
In his book “Pioneer Priests and Mkeshift Altars,”, Fr. Charles Connor details the life of Catholics in the American Colonies. It’s a tale that begins with the flight of English Catholics to religious freedom in Maryland in 1634, and continues through the post-Revolutionary period, by which time the constitutions of all but four of the first 13 states contained harsh anti-Catholic provisions.
Catholic readers will be proud to learn from that despite almost two centuries of ever-more-intense religious persecutions and even harsher legal prohibitions, American Catholics in the colonies simply refused to abandon the Catholic Faith.
5:00 – USCCB Plenary Assembly Review: Day 1
We will discuss the first day of the Plenary Assembly of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. Ed Condon joins us from Washington D.C. with firsthand information on the proceedings.
5:20 – Washington Post Interview with Archbishop Vigano
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is in the news again today after the release of a new, 8,000 word interview with the Washington Post. The interview was conducted via email over a period of two months, with the former US papal nuncio providing answers to some 40 questions. Those who have read previous Viganò testimonies will find much that is familiar in the interview, discussed this time in greater depth. Al Kresta comments.