Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 26, 2019
4:00 – Hong Kong Election Turnout a Sign of Things to Come?
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement got a huge symbolic win this weekend when millions of people turned out for Sunday’s district council elections. The turnout far surpassed previous elections and pro-democracy candidates won overwhelming majority of the 452 district council seats. The district councils mostly handle local issues, but it’s indicative of the widespread support for democratic reforms in the face of Chinese rule. We take a look with Benedict Rogers of Hong Kong Watch.
4:20 – The Lost Prophecy of Malachi
Advent is approaching and we will soon be preparing for the coming of Messiah. How did the ancient Christians know who he would be? One sign was detailed in the first chapter of Malachi: “From the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts.” We talk with Mike Aquilina about how the early church was defined by Malachi’s oracle and how they found identity in the Eucharist.
5:00 – Mr. Rogers: A Televangelist to Toddlers
Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood holds a special place in the hearts of many. Yet that neighborhood is an infinite distance from where we live now. The calming theme music and Mr Roger’s gentle voice may fill us with nostalgia, but the way we go about our lives suggests little or no continuity between that nostalgia and our current reality. The release of the film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” has many of us asking if there is a way back. We talk with Deacon Steven Greydanus.
5:20 – Where Things Are Going Right: Christ the King
If you follow the news, either secular or Catholic, you’ll hear a lot of bad news. Mistrust of the government, political division, advancement of abortion and other radically anti-family principles, misconduct of the clergy, persecution of Christians, the list goes on. But as Christians we are called to share Good News. So we’re going to begin devoting segments to talk about Where Things Are Going Right – the Parishes, lay movements and other organizations that are working in their own unique way to Build the Church and Bless the Nations. Today, we talk with Fr Ed Fride of Christ the King, just after the Feast of Christ the King and just before his ordination anniversary.