Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 11, 2019
4:00 – USCCB Fall Assembly Kicks Off
The USCCB Fall Assembly is under way in Baltimore. This morning, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christoph Pierre addressed the assembly, calling for a renewed commitment to a state of constant missionary engagement. We get the latest from Matthew Bunson.
4:20 – Dorothy Day’s Radical Response to Mercy
November 8 was the birthday of Servant of God Dorothy Day, one of America’s preeminent Catholic social activists. Terrence Wright joins us with a look at her radical response to Christ’s love and how she overcame an abortion and a suicide attempt to become a messenger of mercy.
5:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Unsurprisingly, Most Catholics Are Fine with Cohabitation
A new study from Pew reveals something that shouldn’t surprise anyone – acceptance for cohabitation, even for couples who don’t plan to get married, is at an all-time high. The practice is widely accepted among self-identified Catholics; nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said they don’t have a problem with it. What is the pastoral approach to this matter? We talk with Greg Popcak.
5:20 – The Berlin Wall Fell 30 Years Ago – Do Today’s Generations Understand Why?
It’s been 30 years since the Berlin Wall, an iconic symbol of Communism, fell. At the time it was viewed as a decisive victory for Western liberties and values, and a possible death blow for Soviet-style Communism? But was it? What do today’s generations believe about the values of Communism and Socialism? We talk with Paul Kengor.