Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 7, 2018
4:00 – Citing SPLC, Amazon Boots ADF from Smile Program
Amazon’s Smile program allows shoppers to direct a small portion of their purchases to the charity of their choice. The list of eligible organizations is extensive and includes everything from Ave Maria Radio to Planned Parenthood. But one organization is missing from the list – the Alliance Defending Freedom, which Amazon removed last week because the law firm appears on the SPLC’s Hate List. Despite the list being mistrusted from such organizations as the Department of Defense, many people clearly think it is still reputable. We’ll talk more with ADF’s Jim Campbell.
4:20 – The First Society – Can Marriage Restore the Social Order?
Everyone seems to agree that Western Civilization is in trouble. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. Some think we have too much government, some not enough; some think we have too much capitalism, some not enough: some think we have too much sexual freedom, some not enough. But what if the problem lies in something much more fundamental – in the very foundation of our relationships with each other and with God? We’ll talk with Scott Hahn.
5:00 – From Soccer Nets to Fishing Nets – a Soccer Star becomes a Priest
Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck thought he had it all. He was a rising soccer star, playing the game he loved in front of packed stadiums. But he stepped away to become a priest. Why? He joins us.
5:20 – Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times
Ideas have consequences for both good and ill. We see this every day. And we also see how the deepest currents of history often flow through culture and the life of the Church. We’ll talk more with George Weigel.