Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 23, 2018
4:00 – Catholic Symbolism in Superhero Movies + Does the New Grinch Film Measure Up?
Stan Lee, known for his work with Marvel comics and his creation of such iconic characters as Spider-Man and the Hulk, passed away last week. What were her religious motivations? We talk with Steven Greydanus, who also looks at the new Grinch film and sees if it measures up to the Boris Karloff classic.
4:20 – Kresta Comments: The Feast of Christ the King
4:40 – The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon
At the founding of New England, John Winthrop told his fellow Puritans that the new land was to be seen as a “city upon a hill.” More than three centuries later, Ronald Reagan remade that passage into a timeless celebration of the American promise. How did Winthrop’s forgotten words become a central part of the new American identity? We take a look with Daniel Rodgers
5:00 – The Jewish Roots of Mary
Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the “traditions of men”? Should she be called the “Mother of God,” or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the “brothers of Jesus” refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus? Brant Pitre joins us for a step-by-step walk through the scriptures to look at the deeply Biblical basis for our Marian beliefs.