Talking about the Things That Matter Most on December 30, 2020
2020 Countdown Day 7
4:00 – #10: Notorious RBG and the Cool Factor
Since her death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been lauded as the picture of refinement and style, the type of woman that every woman should get behind and emulate. But what if there was a crack in RBG’s thought? What if, despite all the trappings, she missed something fundamental? What if she wasn’t always able to thinking independently, but was also caught up in the vortex of radical feminist ideas that dominate our culture? We’ll talk with Carrie Gress.
4:20 – #9: St Paul’s Joyful Suffering with the Philippians
In his letter to the Philippians, St Paul is in chains – and those chains are marks of his union with the suffering Christ. We look at St Paul’s persecution and the joy of the Philippians with Fr Richard Cassidy
5:00 – #8: Planned Parenthood of New York Distances itself from Sanger
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of founder Margaret Sanger from its Manhattan clinic because of Sanger’s support for eugenics. Sanger founded the first abortion clinic in the U.S. in 1916 in Brooklyn, and in 1921 established the American Birth Control League, which subsequently changed its name to Planned Parenthood. The Margaret Sanger Clinic will be renamed the Manhattan Health Center. Karen Seltzer, Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, called the move “a necessary and overdue step” and said “there is overwhelming evidence for Sanger’s deep belief in eugenic ideology, which runs completely counter to our values.” Fr. John Conley joins us with a closer look at Sanger’s beliefs.
5:20 – #7: Was the Atom Bomb Morally Justified?
It’s been 75 years since atomic bombs annihilated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman’s decision to use such a devastating weapon is one of the most controversial wartime actions of modern history. Was it justified? Can we compare the loss of life from the bombs to a potential loss of life from a land invasion of Japan? What of the relationship between atomic weapons and the Cold War? Fr Bill Miscamble joins us.