Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 6, 2018
4:00 – The Forgotten Martyrs of La Florida
The North American Martyrs – St Isaac Jogues and his companions – consisted strictly of priests and religious. But there is another group of American martyrs – the Apalachee Martyrs of La Florida – who consisted almost entirely of laypersons and catechists. Their story is told in the EWTN series They Might be Saints. Michael O’Neill joins us.
4:20 – Escaping Anxiety
As you probably know, May was mental health awareness month and we spent some time this week talking with John U Bacon about sportscaster John Saunders’ struggles with depression. But there are other forms of mental health struggles, including anxiety. How can we help others who are suffering from anxiety? Ronda Chervin and Al Hughes join us with a look at the graces that can take us from excessive anxiety to spiritual joy.
5:00 – I Held RFK After he was Shot
On June 5, 1968, presidential hopeful Bobby Kennedy was mortally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan. At the time of the shooting, he was shaking hands with a young busboy named Juan Romero, who cradled him in his arms as he lay dying. Juan joins us today.
5:20 – FDR’s D Day Prayer
FDR’s most famous quote is probably his radio address after the Pearl Harbor attack, declaring it a “day which shall live in infamy.” But he has another address that is just as impactful – his address to the nation on the evening of June 6, 1944, following the landings at Normandy. Those of you who have seen Saving Private Ryan have some idea of just how brutal that battle was, but the nation at the time had no idea it had happened until Roosevelt’s announcement. We’ll look at his D Day Prayer with Gary Scott Smith.