Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 28, 2019
4:00 – Letters suggest lax enforcement of restrictions on disgraced D.C. ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Theodore McCarrck’s former secretary has released a letter in which he shares excerpts from correspondence between McCarrick and Church leaders in Rome. The communications reveal the extent to which restrictions against McCarrick were known among senior church leaders – and particularly by his successor Cardinal Donald Wuerl – but not enforced. Matthew Bunson has more.
4:20 – Choosing Adoption after Rape
When debating abortion laws, one of the most controversial sticking points is the exceptions for rape and incest. Last week President Trump tweeted ““I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.” Kathy Folan, who chose to release her son up for adoption after she was raped while in college, joins us with her story.
5:00 – Be Not Troubled: A Spiritual Retreat with Fr. Caussade
For more than 250 years, Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s Abandonment to Divine Providence has inspired those plagued with doubt, anxiety, and fear. Fr. Jeffrey Kirby has firsthand experience with Fr. de Caussade’s spiritual classic and he joins us with his own meditations that can help you let go of what you can’t control and discover a place of deep serenity in God.
5:20 – Same-Sex Parenting: A Fresh Look at the Research
There is a widespread belief that there is “no difference” between the outcome for children of same-sex parents and those of opposite-sex parents. Walter Schumm, a distinguished social scientist, has conducted a comprehensive study of the research and joins us with his conclusions.