Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 2, 2020
Guest Host Matthew Bunson
4:00 – After George Floyd, American Searches for Healing
Americans of all races and creeds are outraged and horrified over the death of George Floyd and there have been both peaceful protests and violent riots nationwide. We talk race and the quest for peace and healing with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers.
4:20 – Justin Martyr: A Sign of Contradiction to the World
Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of St Justin Martyr. Throughout his life he was a seeker; b y constantly searching for deeper knowledge and asking questions, he found his way to Christianity through Stoicism, Peripatetism, Pythagoreanism, and Platonism. And in this search for Truth he stood as a sign of contradiction against the world. We look at his life with Mike Aquilina.
5:00 – Vatican Financial Reform begins again
Yesterday Pope Francis promulgated a new law intended to prevent corruption and control spending in Vatican City State and Holy See financial transactions. Haven’t we been here before? Will the new changes make a difference? Ed Condon has the story.
5:20 – A Guide to Spiritual Communion
There is a lot of information online about the practice of spiritual communion, not all of which you might find helpful. So you might be wondering: Is spiritual communion just something between me and Jesus? Is spiritual communion of no value if I can’t receive the Eucharist? Is spiritual communion “just” a private prayer or devotion? (It’s none of those things.) We talk more with Michael Heinlein