Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 27, 2020
4:00 – House Passes Historic Stimulus Bill
The massive economic stimulus bill is headed to President Trump’s desk after final passage by the House. It is the largest economic rescue package in American history. The House tally was done by a voice vote of members in the House chamber, so it will be recorded as unanimous. All members were not able to get back to DC due to logistical and health concerns related to the coronavirus crisis. Richard Rubin has more.
4:20 – Faith and Science at Notre Dame: The Story of John Zahm
Fr John Zahm was a Holy Cross priest and scientist who served as vice president at the University of Notre Dame, He argued that Roman Catholicism was fully compatible with an evolutionary view of biological systems, an idea that was rejected and led to censure. John Slattery joins us with a look at his story.
5:00 – Mother Angelica Remembered
Today marks the 4th anniversary of the death of Mother Angelica, who died on Easter Sunday in 2016. Doug Keck joins us with a look at her life and how her work lives on.
5:20 – Cardinal Zen: ‘Terrible’ Vatican-China Deal Sending Catholics ‘to Catacombs’
Cardinal Joseph Zen has insisted that the Holy See must reconsider pastoral guidelines it issued last year encouraging Chinese clergy to join the country’s official state-run church. We’ll talk about it with Matthew Bunson, who also looks at the latest Church responses to the Coronavirus.
5:40 – Analysis Reveals that Museum of the Bible’s Dead Sea Scrolls collection is Fake
Test conducted at the request of the Museum of the Bible have revealed its entire collection of Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries. The Museum has decided to leave the forgeries on display, with an update exhibit explaining the situation and how the ancient documents are studied. We get the details from Gordon Govier.