Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 7, 2019
4:00 – Sexual Abuse: Dispelling Myths, Understanding Survivors
Nadja Tiirell, a survivor of clerical abuse, is another example of a lay person taking co-responsibility for the faith. She is organizing a workshop to help priests understand how to help the faithful and understand survivors. She’s in the studio with her story.
4:20 – Rediscovering Hope after Priest Abuse
Faith Hakesley has experienced firsthand the horror of clerical sexual abuse. Looking back on her suffering, she sees now that God never abandoned her and she now works to bring a voice to other victims. She joins us.
5:00 – Pope Francis to Open Archives of Pius XII
Pope Francis has ordered the opening of the Vatican Secret Archives for the entire period of Venerable Pius XII’s pontificate, a move that will help shed light on the contentious dispute that the pontiff either heroically supported the Jews during World War Two, or did too little. What do we know about his actions during the war? We talk with Ron Rychlak.
5:20 – Exposing the “Anti-Mary”
In the late ’60s, a small group of elite American women convinced an overwhelming majority of the country that destroying the most fundamental of relationships—that of mother and child—was necessary for women to have productive and happy lives. Our pro-life culture became pro-lifestyle, embracing everything the feels good. Carrie Gress calls this phenomenon the “Anti-Mary,” because it in such contrast to what our Blessed Mother stands for. She joins us.