Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 10, 2018
4:00 – Turkey postpones Pastor Brunson’s trial once again
We spoke in March about the trial of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor imprisoned in Turkey on accusations of collaborating with the 2016 Coup. Pastor Brunson appeared in court once again on Monday, but after 12 grueling hours his hearing was once again postponed – to July 18 – and he has been sent back to prison. The most recent trial featured more “secret witnesses” and, even more bizarre, the claim that a video he received of a Middle Eastern dish is evidence that he is collaborating with rebels. Derya Little joins us once again.
4:20 – “Duped” by Communism
The New York Times recently ran a column honoring the birthday of Karl Marx. As we’ve seen in other places, many people today remain enthralled with the Communism, and either overlook or dismiss the millions of dead it has left in its wake. Paul Kengor joins us with a look at how the communist movement has “duped” the West throughout history.
5:00 – Prelude to a Miracle: Catholic Life in Korea
“Miracle” was the word used by Korean policy makers and bishops alike to describe the April 27 peace summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, which yielded a joint commitment to end the 65-year conflict on the peninsula and remove nuclear weapons threatening the 80 million people who live there. Catholic life in Korea is growing and vibrant. We’ll talk with Victor Gaetan
5:20 – Living the Beatitudes in Every Day Life
Fr. Jeffery Kirby is back to continue our discussion on the theology of the Beatitudes and how living the beatitude sin everyday life can lead to great happiness.