Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 11, 2018
4:00 – What Happened at Fatima and Why
Everyone has heard of the Fatima apparitions, but many people don’t know the details of exactly what happened. Who was the Angel of Peace? How many times did the Blessed Mother appear? What are the “Secrets” and “Message” of Fatima, and where do they fit into the story? We’ll talk with John Preiss.
4:40 – What led up to Fatima, and what Follows
St. John Paul II once noted that at Fatima, “Our Lady summed up the whole of the 20th century.” The apparitions happened at a crossroads in history. The Great War had ravaged the European continent, the Bolsheviks were on the verge of seizing power in Russia, and the next few decades would see unimaginable political, social and cultural changes around the globe. We’ll break it down with Fr. Robert Sirico.
5:00 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of this Year’s Commencement Speakers
The best and the worst of Catholic higher education are once again on public display, as America’s Catholic colleges announce their spring commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients. Several schools have invited bishops or prominent faithful Catholic lay figures such as Justice Clarence Thomas or George Weigel. But others have chosen figures who publicly contradict the Church’s moral teachings. Patrick Reilly joins us with a summary.
5:20 – Hope and Healing for those who Suffer in Silence
Mental illness affects millions of Americans. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 1 in 5 Americans, including 1 in 5 teens, experiences a mental illness at any given time. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and about 90% of people who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness. Tragically, many people who suffer do so silently without seeking help. And many of us who want to help aren’t sure where to begin. But a new pastoral letter from California’s bishops is trying to help. Released for Mental Health Awareness Month last week, “Hope and Healing” is an urgent call to respond to the Mental Health crisis. Louise Dunn joins us with more.