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June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 8, 2020

 4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Resolving to Build a Better Church

Pope Francis has challenged us to find more effective ways to bring Christ to the world. How can we do that in a way that focuses on nourishing the seeds of faith rather than lamenting why the land is barren? Can we find the answer in positive psychology? We’ll talk about it with Dr. Greg Popcak.

 4:20 – The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion

On Thursday we’ll celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. In his first encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, Pope St. John Paul II claims that the Holy Eucharist in its “full magnitude and its essential meaning” is “at one and the same time a Sacrifice-Sacrament, a Communion-Sacrament, and a Presence-Sacrament” What does this mean? We’ll talk with Dr. Lawrence Feingold.

5:00 Kresta Comments: FDR’s D-Day Prayer

On June 6, 1944, thousands of allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. More than 4,000 did not survive the day. That evening, President Roosevelt addressed the American public and updated them on what had happened. And then he led the nation in his D-Day Prayer. We’ll listen to his prayer and Al has further thoughts.

5:20 – “In this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in 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 continue our look at the D-Day Prayer with historian Gary Scott Smith.