Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 19, 2018
4:00 – Register Recap: Letter #3 from Viganò
Archbishop Viganò has released a third letter, in which he responds to criticisms from Cardinal Marc Ouellet and again charges Pope Francis with being negligent in his responsibilities to the Church. We talk with Matthew Bunson.
4:40 – St Oscar Romero’s Final Homily
4:40 – Kidnapped Christian Girl faces Execution by Boko Haram
Christians in Nigeria are desperately praying for 15-year-old Leah Shairbu, whom ISIS-allied Boko Haram has threatened to execute. Her current fate is unknown, but local media has reported that she will instead become a “slave for life” of the terror group. Fr Vincent Baco tells us her story and gives us a firsthand look at Christian life in Nigeria.
5:00 – 20 Years Later, Media Still Claims Matthew Shepard Murder was a Hate Crime
On October 6, 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally tortured and left to die, tied to a fence post in freezing temperatures. Shepard was openly gay and the media quickly labeled the murder as a homophobic hate crime – a narrative they maintain to this day. We look back at a discussion with Stephen Jiminez, an openly gay man himself, who looks at the deeper backstory behind this disturbing and complex tale.