Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 24, 2018
4:00 – Abortion Vote approaches in Ireland
Tomorrow Ireland will vote on whether to repeal the 8th Amendment, which currently prohibits abortion in most cases. If the “Yes” vote wins, Irish politicians will quickly draft legislation to grant unlimited abortion access for at least the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. A few months ago, the Yes campaign appeared headed for an easy victory – but the polls are tightening and at least 1 in 5 Irish remain undecided. Kevin Turley joins us.
4:20 – Memoir of a Juvenile Killer
Mario Bueno grew up in a world of brokenness, drug abuse and violence. In his search for security, he entered the drug world and fell into the same destructive patterns that have consumed so many others. When he was 16, he robbed and killed a 27-year-old dealer and was sent to prison, where he served three years in solitary, was kicked out of nine prisons, and was classified as incorrigible. Today, he has reformed himself and has devoted his life to helping others do the same. He joins us.
5:00 – Restoring Order with the Rosary
We live hectic lives in a chaotic world. Everywhere we look there’s confusion that fogs the mind, unsettles the soul and can ultimately lead to poor decisions. How can we restore order? One way is by praying the Rosary. We’ll talk about rediscovering the Rosary with Matthew Kelly.
5:20 – Responding to Christianophobia
We need to be careful when discussing anti-Christian biases in countries like the US. It’s disingenuous to compare it to the anti-Christian persecution of the Middle East or North Korea, and to do so ultimately results in Christians “crying wolf.” But we also can’t pretend it doesn’t happen. Anti-Christian attitudes are pervasive, especially among the highly-educated classes that wield so much influence. We’ll talk about how to respond with George Yancey.