Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 9, 2017
4:00 – A Protestant Historian Crosses the Tiber
Dr. David Anders was raised by Evangelical parents who were serious about their faith and deeply involved in their church. They instilled in him a deep respect for Scripture and a living faith in Christ. It’s really no surprise that he became a Church historian, but never in his wildest dreams did he think he’d be a Catholic. David joins us.
4:40 – Papal Correction Letters Explained
Since its release in spring 2016, Amoris laetitia has sparked discussion and debate – some of it productive, some not so much. Several priests and theologians have officially expressed concern regarding what it may or may not say about civilly divorced and remarried couples receiving the Eucharist. Recently, Fr. Thomas Weinandy was asked to resign as Chief of Staff for the USCCB’s Committee on Doctrine after he made public a letter he wrote to Pope Francis about Amoris. Colin Donovan joins us to explain these correction letters.
5:00 – Register Recap: One Year since the Election
Yesterday marked one year since Donald Trump’s victory in the election. At that time we were concerned about several of his policies, his demeanor and his lack of experience but were cautiously optimistic about what he could do for religious freedom and the right to life. Mostly, we were relieved that the most hostile, petty and contentious election in recent memory and finally come to an end. So where do we stand now? Democrats are celebrating Tuesday’s gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey, claiming it’s the first case of America rejecting Trump’s policies. Is it? Matthew Bunson joins us with more, and we’ll also commemorate the 90th anniversary of the National Catholic Register.
5:20 – Health Care 101: Back to Basics
Budget experts in Congress projected yesterday that repealing the requirement that people buy health coverage would mean an additional 4 million uninsured people by 2019 and 13 million more by 2021. That’s slightly less than estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office last year. Jack Nelson takes us back to the basics on Health Care.