Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 31, 2018
4:00 – Register Recap: CDF Doubles Down on Male Priesthood
In a May 29 article published in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal-elect Luis Ladaria reaffirmed Church teaching on all-male priesthood, noting that “Christ wanted to give this sacrament [of holy orders] to the twelve apostles, all men, who, in turn, transmitted it to other men.” We’ll talk with Matthew Bunson, who also looks at the latest from the crisis in Chile.
4:20 – Two Sisters: A Tragic Story of Radicalization
When ISIS began expanding its hold on Iraq and Syria, tens of thousands of foreign fighters went to join the caliphate. In Norway, two teenage girls decided to go too – but not to fight. They went to live in the caliphate, to marry and support ISIS fighters. Their grief-stricken father risked his life to find them and bring them home. Åsne Seierstad joins us with the tale.
5:00 – Charges Dropped against Red Rose Rescuers
The Ireland abortion vote was a devastating defeat for the Pro-life movement. But there have been some smaller victories. Recently, all charges were dropped against the Red Rose Rescuers, who entered an abortion clinic in Washington. Monica Miller gives us an update.
5:20 – Understanding the Church’s Teaching on Sexuality
50 years after its release, Humane Vitae is more relevant than ever. Patrick Coffin joins us with a look at the Biblical basis for the teaching on birth control, the differences between contraception and NFP, and how to rely on God’s grace in following this life-giving aspect of Christian discipleship.