Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 12, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Cohabitation Doesn’t Compare
Data has shown that divorce rates are declining, but it’s not for a good reason. The Census Bureau reports that the percentage of cohabiting adults ages 25 to 34 increased—from 12% a decade ago to 15% in 2018, while the percentage of 25-to-34-year-olds who are married continues to decline. Whereas 59% of 25 to 34-year-olds were married in 1978, only 30% are married today. In other words, you can’t get divorced if you were never married to begin with. What does the data say about the success of cohabitation? We talk with Dr Greg Popcak.
4:20 – Get Out Now: The Moral Failings of our Public School System
Almost overnight, America’s public schools have become morally toxic. They promote “progressive” social causes and have gone all-in on the transgender movement. Parents’ first duty is to their children, so what should they do about their kids’ education? Mary Rice Hasson explains why the only solution is to get out.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: “Leaving Neverland” and Michael Jackson’s Battle against Reality
HBO has released an in-depth documentary that features two men who accuse Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were young. Al discusses the story and takes a look at the life of Michael Jackson and his battle to create an image that was outside reality.
5:20 – Cardinals Spar on Vatican-China Deal
In a recent interview with L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Fernando Filoni called for a greater trust between the Vatican and the civil authorities who manage religion in China. He also recently told Macau News Agency that the agreement signed last year will be a “very good thing for the Church and for China.” In response, Cardinal Zen wrote a blog post where he wondered “from which planet did our leaders in Rome descend?” We look at the latest situation with China with Nina Shea.
5:40 – What would happen if we discovered Aliens?
A recent issue of National Geographic considers the possibility of alien life and how we would find it if it existed. What would happen if we ever did make “first contact?” We talk with Dr. Jonathan Lunine.