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March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 9, 2020

Guest Hosts Bruce and Kris McGregor 

4:00 – The Story of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

This weekend we celebrated the Feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity. St. Perpetua was a young, well-educated, noblewoman and mother living in Carthage in the 3rd Century. At the age of 22, she was imprisoned for her faith and eventually sacrificed at the games. St. Felicity was a pregnant slave girl who was imprisoned with St. Perpetua and also condemned to die at the games. Mike Aquilina joins us with their story.

4:20 – Have We Been Doing Catholic Women’s Messaging Wrong?

Recently, two alarming studies have surfaced showing just how uneducated Catholics are about key issues, particularly the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the immorality of abortion. As we try to remedy this situation, one question hasn’t been addressed: Are we doing the messaging wrong when it comes to educating women about the Catholic faith? We’ll talk with Carrie Gress.

4:40 – Keep Calm and Take Practical, Prayerful Action Amid Coronavirus

Dr. Timothy Flanigan, a Catholic deacon and infectious disease specialist at Brown University, says Catholics and their parishes can take safe, practical action in response to the global spread of COVID-19. He joins us with more.

5:00 – Supreme Court hears arguments on Louisiana abortion law

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act on Wednesday, as justices questioned lawyers from both sides on the state’s safety regulations for abortion clinics, including a requirement that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a local hospital. We take a look at what’s happening with Live Action’s Alison Howard.

5:20 –New Mentorship Program Helps Those Discerning Religious Life

The Church badly needs religious vocations, and to foster them, we have to be able to provide discerning young adults with the tangible resources they need. Vocations Outreach, a student-led initiative at Franciscan University of Steubenville, recently announced a new mentorship program to assist young men and women discerning consecrated religious life. Cassidy Roderick joins us.

5:40 – Talking with your Kids about Coronavirus

The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. While we haven’t reached that threat level in the US, the outbreak is still a cause for concern. We’ll continue our look with Dr Phil Boucher.