Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 5, 2020
4:00 – The Faith of Don Shula
Legendary NFL coach Don Shula passed away yesterday. He’s best known for his on-field success with the Miami Dolphins, but was also a devout Catholic who once considered the seminary, attended Mass regularly and supported Catholic schools in the Miami area. His pastor, Fr Juan Sosa, joins us.
4:10 – Italy begins to Re-Open
The long-awaited partial reopening of what is hoped will be a post-coronavirus Italy begins this week. Italians have been patient in bearing with some of the strictest lockdown rules and regulations imaginable. And, though they handled things with much grace and humor – and music! – for the first five or six weeks, nerves have recently begun to fray. Joan Lewis joins us.
4:20 – How the Pill was Sold to America
It’s been 60 years since the FDA legalized the Birth Control Pill. How was the idea of Birth Control “sold” to Americans, especially Catholics? It can be traced back to well-funded advocacy networks for population control that arose after the Second World War and believed limiting the population would limit future wars and famines. Donald Critchlow joins us with the story.
5:00 – Catholic Radio Responds to the Pandemic
Doug Keck joins us with a review of how Catholic radio is helping the faithful through the pandemic.
5:20 – Open your Heart to God’s Design
The pandemic has forced us all to consider the meaning and fragility of life and death. As Catholics, we embrace the dignity of Human Life and the Human Person. As far back as 1880, the Church has faced the reality that our culture often stands in opposition to God’s loving design for life, love, marriage, and family. We talk with Terry Polakovic about the major Church documents that have stood against the culture on these teachings.