Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 6, 2017
4:00 – My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
George Weigel is well-known for his book Witness to Hope, the definitive biography of St. John Paul II. He enjoyed a unique friendship with the Pope and saw firsthand his struggles with post-Vatican II tumult, the end of the Cold War, and the post-9/11 world order. George joins us today with a look at the story of a scholar who became a saint.
5:00 – Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty: The Latest from the Courts
When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, a primary concern for Catholics was how the ruling would affect conscience rights and religious liberty. There are a number of cases currently in the courts whose rulings will be very telling about the future of religious liberty. The primary case is, of course, the Colorado baker who refuses to prepare a cake for a same-sex wedding; his case will be heard by the Supreme Court this term. Also, the ACLU has sued the state of Michigan for a law protecting the conscience rights of faith-based adoption agencies. We’ll look at these stories with Rob Muise.
5:20 – Sexual Violence as a Tactic of Terror
Some of ISIS’ most stomach-churning crimes have been in the area of sexual violence. Women who have escaped tell stories of being “married” many times in one night and raped more times than they can count. Jane Adolphe joins us with a look at how sexual violence is used as tactic of terror and the legal avenues for combating it.