Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 20, 2020
4:00 – Victims of Our Own Success: Life in a Decadent Society
Developments in western culture have allowed us to live healthier and wealthier than our ancestors ever could have dreamed. But it’s now a world in crisis, marked by seemingly insurmountable political divides and a social media landscape that is simply an echo chamber. Has western society stopped advancing? Can such a society endure? We look at the present and future of a decadent society with Ross Douthat
5:00 – Did Norma McCorvey Really Change Her Mind on Abortion?
Norma McCorvey is one of the most notable women in the abortion battle. The “Roe” of Roe v Wade never had an abortion and became one of the leaders in the American pro-life movement. But a forthcoming documentary claims she never actually changed her mind and was simply paid off by groups such as Operation Rescue. Fr. Frank Pavone, who received Norma into the Church and spoke with her regularly until the day she died, joins us.
5:10 – John Paul II – the Teaching Pope
In modern times the encyclical letter has become the instrument for popes to express their most important teaching—teachings that have lasting value for the Church, and often for the whole world. Pope John Paul II authored 14 of them, leading the Church and impacting the world with his witness and teaching. We look at his writings and teachings with Alan Schreck.