Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 4, 2018
4:00 – Playing Hurt: The Hidden Struggle of Mental Illness
John Saunders was one of the most beloved figures in sports journalism and one of ESPN’s iconic faces and voices. But he had a secret struggle – a crippling depression that drove him to the brink of suicide. He has since passed on from natural causes, but he has shared his story with John U Bacon. May was mental health awareness month, and there has been a renewed focus on removing the stigma that prevents so many – especially men – from seeking help. John joins us.
4:40 – North Korea Talks back on – for now
On Friday the White House announced that President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un is back on for next week. Will it actually happen? What do we think they will discuss, and what will the effects be? We’ll talk again with Suzanne Scholte.
5:00 – St Charles Lwanga and the Ugandan Martyrs
In addition to the Feast of Corpus Christi, yesterday was the feast of St Charles Lwanga and his companions, who were martyred in Uganda in the late 19th century. Charles lived during harsh persecution by Ugandan King Mwanga, serving in the king’s court to protect the young pages in the palace. As he was being burnt to death, he told his executioners “It is as if you are pouring water on me. Please repent and become a Christian like me.” Dr Camille Lewis Brown joins us.
5:20 – Corpus Christi: Celebrating Christ’s Real Presence
Sunday was the great Feast of Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of Chris’s Most Holy Body and Blood. We had a great discussion about it with Fr Gerald Gawronski before he began his ministry in Iraq; we’ll share that interview today as we celebrate the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.