Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 8, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Today is the feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French Discalced Carmelite, mystic and spiritual writer known for the depth of her spiritual growth and persistence to pursuing the will of God. Al looks at her life and what we can learn from her.
4:20 – Archbishop Cordileone Reflects on Truth, Beauty and the Mass of the Americas
We spoke earlier this week with Maggie Gallagher about the upcoming Mass of the Americas on November 16. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone joins us to continue the discussion with a look at why he decided to celebrate the Mass, how it combines the Old and New World traditions, and the special role vestments play in the celebration.
4:40 – Suicide and Spiritual Warfare
The rise of suicide, especially in our young people, has become an epidemic. Theresa Anthony has experienced the grief of losing a loved one to suicide with her son Matthew, who suffered from depression and alcoholism and died by suicide at the age of 25. She joins us to discuss her family’s experience and battles with spiritual warfare.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Responding to Gender Ideology
5:20 – Bishop News Roundup – Ad Liminas, Assemblies and Austen Ivereigh
The USCCB will gather in Baltimore next week for its annual Fall Assembly. It likely won’t have the drama of last year’s meeting, which occurred in the wake of the McCarrick and Vigano stories and was highlighted by the Vatican’s last-minute intervention in the proceedings, but there is still much on the agenda. We’ll take a look with Matthew Bunson, who also looks at the ongoing Ad Limina visits to Rome and the USCCB’s response to a book claiming there is resistance to Pope Francis.