Talking about the Things That Matter most on November 27, 2019
4:00 – Kresta News Roundup
4:20 – Why the issue of abortion is still the preeminent priority
Abortion is the preeminent social justice issue because the protection of human life presents “fundamental and inalienable ethical demands” in a way other, even very grave moral evils, do not. “What is at stake is the essence of the moral law.” We talk more with Monica Miller
5:00 – Register Recap: Vatican Financial Scandals + The State of the Church in Japan
Pope Francis has appointed Carmelo Baragallo, an auditor and Italian banking consultant, as president of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority to oversee Vatican finances, a move that comes as the AIF is struggling to assert its credibility among questions regarding the investment in London property developments. We talk with Matthew Bunson and also look at the papal visit to Japan and the state of the Church there.
5:40 – How the Saints Helped Me Accept God’s Idea of Perfect
For years, Colleen Campbell saw herself as a perfectionist. She drafted her first résumé in sixth grade, spell-checked her high-school boyfriend’s love letters, and thought of herself as an ambitious but well-rounded person who worked hard and played hard. But after she became a mother, she saw how insidiously perfectionism had infected her spiritual life, and how harmful it could be to her family. Seeking help, she turned to the saints. She joins us to share how the saints’ inspiration helped her trade her own dream of perfect for God’s.