Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 13, 2017
Fatima Anniversary Special
Today is the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun and the Blessed Mother’s final apparition at Fatima. We’ve got some great guests lined up and we’ll spend the whole day exploring the theological, spiritual, social and political implications of this miraculous event.
4:00 – Fatima, the Pope and the President
On June 6, 1987 Ronald Reagan was en route to Rome to meet with Pope John Paul II to discuss their plans to defeat Soviet-style communism. He had been hearing about a small village in Portugal called Fatima and decided to see it for himself. Paul Kengor joins us with the story.
4:20 – What Happened at Fatima and Why
Everyone has heard of the Fatima apparitions, but many people don’t know the details of exactly what happened. Who was the Angel of Peace? How many times did the Blessed Mother appear? What are the “Secrets” and “Message” of Fatima, and where do they fit into the story? We’ll talk with John Preiss.
5:00 – A Systematic Theologian Looks at Fatima
We’ve been discussing what happened at Fatima, and now we look at what it means. Dr. Robert Fastiggi, an expert of the Fatima apparitions, joins us with a systematic theologian’s look at what he calls the “most prophetic” of the recent Marian apparitions.
5:40 – What led up to Fatima, and what follows
St. John Paul II once noted that at Fatima, “Our Lady summed up the whole of the 20th century.” The apparitions happened at a crossroads in history. The Great War had ravaged the European continent, the Bolsheviks were on the verge of seizing power in Russia, and the next few decades would see unimaginable political, social and cultural changes around the globe. We’ll break it down with Fr. Robert Sirico.