Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 12, 2020
4:00 – Will the federal courts decide who is a “minister?”
In the 2012 Hosanna-Tabor case, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal government does not have the power to tell religious institutions who they can or can’t hire as ministers. The question has arisen again, with two combined cases currently being heard by the court. Tom Ascik explains it.
4:10 – Archdiocese of Detroit to Resume Public Masses Next Week
The Archdiocese of Detroit announced today that public Masses will resume for all parishes in the Archdiocese on Friday, May 29, but individual pastors may, at their discretion, begin celebrating Mass publicly as early as Tuesday, May 19. Masses will still follow social distancing and other regulations for the foreseeable future. Fr. Stephen Pullis, Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship, joins us.
4:20 – Putting your COVID Fears to Rest
For two thousand years, Christians have risen up in the face of challenges to bring the Gospel to the world. Teresa Tomeo’s new book explores how Christians have faced persecutions and plague and will be discussing the material in a new virtual talk series. She joins us.
4:40 – Courage, Faith and Joy in the Face of Hitler’s Regime
Anna-Monika grew up in a Catholic family in Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power. She joins us to share how her family survived his regime, the War and its aftermath.
5:00 – Re-Imagining what A Catholic Parish Can Be
While COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst for various sectors of life in our country, in the Church it seems to be acting more as an accelerant. Now is the time to prayerfully retool our parishes so they can best serve the faithful in the pews and the fallen away and unchurched in the community. Fr. John Riccardo joins us.