Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 23, 2020
Guest Host Matthew Bunson
4:00 – COVID-19 Data Shows Skyrocketing Mental Health Problems for Teens
There’s already been a lot of discussion about the psychological effects of the pandemic, but most of the focus has been on parents or young kids. Little attention has been paid to teens, until now – and the data is alarming. Dr Rick Fitzgibbons joins us.
4:20 – Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr
Over the weekend Pope Francis advanced the Causes of five potential saints. Among them was Sister Maria Laura Mainetti, an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice. Christine Rouselle joins us with her story and a look at some other news.
5:00 – Who is St. Junipero Serra, anyway?
In Los Angeles and San Francisco over the weekend, protestors tore down two statues of St. Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest and missionary who they accused of contributing to the destruction of Native American culture through his founding of the first nine of California’s mission churches. Who is Junipero Serra, and why has he become such a lightning rod for controversy? Jim Graves joins us.
5:40 – Seattle Protests: As The Cops Withdrew, Clergy Showed Up
We spoke last week with Julia Duin about Seattle’s so-called “Capitol-Hill Autonomous Zone.” The zone could be on the verge of breakup following a shooting this weekend. Julia continues to report from the area and has the latest on what has happened.