Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 16, 2017
4:00 – The Life of Fr Solanus Casey
Fr. Solanus Casey served parishes in New York, Detroit and in tiny Huntington, Indiana and wherever he went he was widely sought after for his wise counsel, powerful prayers, and miraculous healings. Visitors flocked to the humble monastery doorkeeper, seeking physical cures, advice, and spiritual renewal. Thousands of mourners attended his funeral in July 1957, hailing him as a modern saint, and now thousands more will flock to his beatification Mass. We’ll talk with Catherine Odell about how his witness remains more important than ever.
4:20 – From ESPN to the Seminary
Anthony Federico grew up Catholic and was an avid sports fan. He landed his dream job at ESPN and thought he had everything figured out. But after he accidentally published a headline with a racial slur, he was fired and lambasted nationwide. This led him to reexamine where his life was going, and he’s now pursuing a call to the priesthood. Anthony joins us.
5:00 – Register Recap: Surprises at the USCCB Fall Assembly
The USCCB fall assembly has wrapped up in Baltimore. One of the lead stories from the meetings is Archbishop Joseph Nauman’s election as the head of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities. Archbishop Nauman was chosen over Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich by a vote of 96-82; it’s the first time in nearly 40 years that a cardinal has not held the position. Matthew Bunson joins us with a look at this and other results from the meetings.
5:20 – Military Chaplains: Stories from the Barracks and the Battlefield
What’s it like to be a military chaplain? To travel to all corners of the world, instead of staying in one parish? To witness and serve to people who risk their lives every day? Fr. Daniel Mode is a priest in the Archdiocese of the Military. He joins us to share his experiences. We’ll also look at the dramatic story of a priest who gave his life on a Vietnam battlefield.