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May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 7, 2019

 4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: The Benefits of Therapeutic Vacations

 A new study shows that people are increasing turning to vacations and leisure activities as an outlet for their emotions, confronting problems, grief, and feelings. The study investigated Lourdes, France and asked why the Pilgrimage site is so popular and why pilgrimage is one of the fastest-growing motivations for travel. We’ll talk with Dr Greg Popcak.

 4:20 – Jack Donnelly: A Man who Answered God’s Call to Witness

Jack Donnelly was an ordinary man who devoted his life to intentionally following Christ. Whether it be proposing to a woman he barely knew or supporting his kids on the front lines of the pro life movement, he was an example of a lay person taking co-responsibility for their church. He’s since passed away, and we talk with his kids Clare and Fr Paul.

 5:00 – Pope Francis and Heresy (continued from yesterday)

 We pick up our conversation with Jimmy Akin, looking at the open letter regarding Pope Francis and heresy.

 5:20 – As another class heads to college, can we help them stay rooted in their faith?

 Yet another study shows declining trends in US Church attendance. A Gallup report released last month shows that only half of Americans say they belong to a church or religious body, down 69% in the last two decades. These trends are especially noticeable among younger generations. Newman Connection is trying to change that through its work with college students. Matt Zerrusen joins us.

 5:40 –  The Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci

It’s been 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the man widely regarded as the “Universal Genius.” What kind of man was he? How was he motivated by his insatiable curiosity about the created world? We take a look with Walter Isaacson.