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June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 5, 2018

4:00 – Pope Francis Rejects German Intercommunion Proposal

One month after Vatican and German delegates met in Rome to discuss a proposal put forward by German bishops to allow Protestant spouses in interdenominational marriages to receive the Eucharist in certain circumstances, Pope Francis has rejected it. Cardinal-elect Luis Ladaria said the Holy Father ‘came to the conclusion that the document is not mature enough to be published. We talk with Matthew Bunson

4:20 – A History of Catholic Legal Education

There was a time when Catholic schools, especially Law schools, were different from their secular counterparts. So what changed? We talk with Lee Strang.

5:00 – What’s next after the Masterpiece Cake shop ruling?

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 yesterday in favor of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding. It is a surprising victory for religious liberty, but the wording of the ruling doesn’t necessarily mean future cases would side with a baker or florist. What does the ruling say, and what happens next? We talk with Jim Campbell, who worked on the case.

5:20 – A Look at Anti-Catholicism in Early America

We talked recently with Dr George Yancey, who has studied anti-Christian tends in contemporary academia. But the roots of anti-Catholicism in America go much further back. These sentiments were present from America’s earliest colonial days and continue to shape our political discussions today. We’ll talk with Maura Farrelly.