Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 6, 2020
4:00 – COVID and the Economy
Jobless claims nationwide have topped 30 million since states began going on lockdown in March. This week some states have begun reopening on the grounds that their economies cannot survive an extended lockdown and people are ready to get back to work. We look at some long-tern economic effects of the pandemic on the economy and the markets with George Schwartz
4:20 – Athanasius, one of the Church’s Early Defenders of Truth
Athanasius of Alexandria lived during a period of fundamental change for the Roman Empire and the Christian Church following Constantine’s conversion. As a bishop and theologian he played a central role in shaping Christianity in these crucial formative years, culminating in his defense of the Nicene Creed against the Arian heresy. We look at his influence with Dr David Gwynn
5:00 – A Miraculous Healing from New Jersey
Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich died in 1927, at the age of 26, but she left behind an enduring legacy — and a young boy whose eyesight was miraculously healed. Michael O’Neill tells the story this Friday on an episode of They Might Be Saints, and he joins us today with more.
5:20 – In Search of True Confession at the Movies
There’s no doubt that Hollywood has a certain fascination with the Church for its beauty and history – just look at the Met Gala from a few years ago. Exorcisms have become their own genre of films and countless films have been made about Jesus’s life. But what about the Sacraments, specifically Confession? Have they ever been accurately portrayed by a secular film? We take a look with Steven Greydanus, who also has suggestions for films you may have always meant to see and finally have time to.