Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 5, 2019
4:00 – Update on Cardinal Pell
In December, Australian Cardinal George Pell was convicted on five counts of sexual abuse of minors, and in March he was sentenced to 6 years in prison. His appeal process has begun this week, on the grounds that he did not receive a fair trial. We get the latest from Matthew Bunson, who also looks at a claim that Cardinal DiNardo mishandled an abuse allegation and whether Pope Francis has changed the Our Father and the Gloria.
4:20 – The Scholar who gave his life fighting the Swastika and the Sickle
Ernst Lohmeyer was a German theologian who served active duty in both World War I and World War II and resisted the rise of Nazi fascism as a member of the Confessing Church. But just a few years later he found himself resisting Soviet occupation; he was soon imprisoned, where he spent the rest of his life. James Edwards shares the story of this man who spent his life between the Swastika and the Sickle.
5:00 – Sign of Contradiction – the Struggles of St. Francis
We spoke last week about the film Sign of Contradiction, the story of the struggles of St Francis. We talk with director Dan Johnson.
5:20 – Virtue-Based Friendship
Among CS Lewis’ many beloved works is his Four Loves. And now, Kevin Vost looks at Four Friendships – four classical writings on friendship that can serve as practical guides to this day. Kevin Vost is our guest.