Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 17, 2018
Guest Host Jerry Usher
4:00 – Preparing our Kids for Touch Moral Choices
A generation ago, Christian parents didn’t have to worry about how to explain transgenderism to their nine-year-old, or help their teenager deal with mockery at school for believing in traditional marriage. But today, as our culture’s moral center continues to fly apart and with every form of deviance publicly aired and celebrated, we have no choice but to equip our kids to understand and to own the truth about such issues. It’s not easy, though—these are sensitive questions, and with the wrong approach we can harm our kids’ innocence even as we try to preserve it. We talk with Leila Miller.
4:20 – Justice for Christian Fire Chief
In a groundbreaking win for religious liberty, former fire chief Kelvin Cochran has reached a $1.2 million settlement with the city of Atlanta. Cochran made national headlines in 2013 when he was fired for authoring a book that presented a Christian view of marriage and sexuality. We talk with his lawyer, Kevin Theirot.
4:40 – A Three (and a Half) Step Plan for Reforming the Church
Faithful Catholics are understandably distressed over the scandalous revelations about our church. Sexual abuse of minors, sexual harassment of seminarians, cover-ups by bishops are all part of the mix, not to mention financial malfeasance for good measure. People may wonder, “What can I do about all this?” Jennifer Roback Morse joins us with a three (and a half) step plan.
5:00 – Gosnell tells a story that must be told
Despite receiving virtually no attention from the mainstream press, the film Gosnell managed to crack the top 10 at the box office this weekend and has received positive reviews from audiences. Does it do the story justice? Who should see the film? We talk with Monica Miller.
5:20 – The Prophetic Witness of St. JPII
Yesterday we celebrated the 40th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s election to the papacy. Carl Olson joins us as we look at his prophetic witness and how his teachings continue to apply today.
5:40 – Catholic Church in Venezuela Suffers With Her People
There probably aren’t too many groups more deserving of a spiritual retreat than the priests of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana, located on Venezuela’s eastern frontier. Already facing a severe clergy shortage, the 40-or-so priests minister to nearly 1 million Catholics amid the country’s worsening economic crisis, doing their best to respond to the corporal and spiritual challenges bred by widespread poverty and violence. Jonathan Liedl joins us with a look at how the Church in Venezuela is suffering with her people.