Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 5, 2019
4:00 – Chinese Authorities Demolish Catholic Church
Catholics in Hebei, China barricaded themselves in their Church Thursday night in an effort to prevent the authorities from tearing it down. The Church ended up being demolished after the authorities offered “compensation” to build a new church that meets their requirements. We’ll talk with Reggie Littlejohn, who also explains how “social credit scores” are being used against Chinese churches.
4:20 – Why Biden was Denied Communion
It’s not often that a politician going to Mass makes national headlines. But when the politician is Joe Biden and at the Mass he is denied Communion for his support of abortion, it certainly does. What does Canon Law say about denying Communion to those unworthy to receive it? We talk with Ed Peters.
4:40 – US House Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide
Armenian Americans breathed a sigh of relief last week when the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Resolution 296 to recognize the Armenian Genocide, which killed about 1.5 million people between 1915 and 1923. Recognition of the genocide has become very politicized, especially for countries looking to improve relations with Turkey, he modern-day succession to the Ottoman Empire. We’ll talk more with Ronald Suny.
5:00 – How I survived the Iran Hostage Crisis
It was on November 4, 1979 that Iranian college students stormed the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Rocky Sickmann was among them, and he spent the next 444 days in captivity. He joins us with his story and how his faith helped him through the ordeal.