Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 6, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Where to Begin the Climate Discussion?
More than 11,000 scientists have signed a declaration stating “clearly and unequivocally” that humans could endure “untold suffering” if massive changes aren’t made to the biosphere. Al sets aside the political aspects of the climate debate to look at what the Scriptures say about the human person and having dominion over Creation.
4:20 – Benedict XVI Institute’s Mass of the Americas Coming November 16
The greatest problem we face both inside and outside the Church is: the loss of the sense of the sacred. In a busy and distracted society, people from all walks of life hunger for deep meaning, for the timeless, for the transcendent. They hunger for the presence of God. The Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship’s unique mission is to open the door of Beauty to God. We talk about it with Maggie Gallagher, who also looks at the upcoming Mass of the Americas.
4:40 – Where do Human Rights Come From?
For most of recorded history, cultures and societies sanctioned differences among peoples. Slavery was almost universally accepted and legal distinctions based on race, gender and ethnicity were justified. How did religion help restructure society towards a view of all humans having inherent dignity? We talk with PJ Hill
5:00 – Teachings from the Lord on Prayer – the 5 Rs of the Our Father
In the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, the apostles ask Jesus to teach them to pray and he gives them the Lord’s Prayer. Msgr. Charles Pope joins us to break down this prayer, looking at the five disciplines it gives us.
5:20 – Canada’s Slippery Assisted Suicide Slope
Canada’s 17-month-old legalized euthanasia/assisted suicide regime, praised as a model of restraint and balance by its supporters, appears to be heading for a major expansion — raising the specter of a law that will help to kill new classes of people who are ill and suffering. Is Canada about to slide all the way down the slippery slope of Euthanasia? Could the US do the same? We talk with Charles Lewis.
5:40 – Christendom Fights Back Against Land O’ Lakes Conference
It’s been a little over 50 years since the Land O’ Lakes Conference attempted to develop a more “modern” model and vision for Catholic universities. Since then, many of the participating schools have lost most of their Catholic identity. But not so with Christendom College, whose leaders have seen the errors of the Conference and attempted a radically different approach to education. Sam Phillips joins us.