Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 27, 2019
4:00 – The Civil War as a Moral Issue
Mark Noll sees the Civil War as a major turning point in American religious thought. Christians on both sides of the conflict claimed the Bible supported their policies and their interpretations of Scripture led to a full-blown theological crisis. Mark has examined writings about race and slavery from Americans both white and black, Catholic and Protestant, northern and southern. He joins us to discuss his conclusions.
5:00 To Raise the Fallen: The Heroic Story of Fr Willie Doyle
Fr Willie Doyle was an Irish military chaplain who served on the front lines of WWI. He spent his days in the fields and would often spend his nights praying or writing letters to the anxious families of soldiers from both sides of the war. As we approach the anniversary of the end of the “War to End All Wars,” we talk with Dr Patrick Kenny.
5:20 – Military Chaplains: Stories from the Barracks and the Battlefield
What’s it like to be a military chaplain? To travel to all corners of the world, instead of staying in one parish? To witness and serve to people who risk their lives every day? Fr. Daniel Mode is a priest in the Archdiocese of the Military. He joins us to share his experiences. We’ll also look at the dramatic story of a priest who gave his life on a Vietnam battlefield.