Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 2, 2017
Special Guest Host Matthew Bunson
4:00 – A Supreme Court Term for the Ages
The headline case at the Supreme Court this term will be Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which pits religious liberty and freedom of conscience against anti-discrimination laws. But it’s not the only important case on the docket. Richard Thompson joins us with a preview.
4:20 – Catholic Healthcare, Government Healthcare and the Catholic Conscience
Congress has failed yet again to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. As the debate rages on, Catholics are left with pressing questions. What defines Catholic Healthcare? What can be done to ensure conscience protection for Catholic healthcare workers? Can Catholic healthcare survive and thrive in a secular world? We’ll talk with Rob Muise.
4:40 – The New York Times’ Continued Defense of Communism
Over the summer the New York Times published an extensive piece claiming “Women had better sex under Socialism.” A new piece now claims that women were “empowered” in Maoist China. Paul Kengor joins us with a response to the continued claim that “Communists Just Love Blacks and Women.”
5:00 – Reactions to the Deadliest Mass Shooting in US History
At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip late last night. Police have identified the shooter as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Nevada, and say he killed himself as they approached his location. Little is known about his background and police do not suspect he is tied to terrorist organizations. Nevertheless, it’s the deadliest mass shooting in US history, surpassing the 49 killed at Pulse nightclub last year. Dr Ray Guarendi joins us.
5:20 – Can I Donate My Body to Science?
Have you ever considered donating your body to science after you die? Such an act can be objectively good and can lead to life-saving research and discovery. But are there any risks? What should Catholics keep in mind when making after-life decisions? We’ll talk with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.
5:40 – Hugh Hefner’s Real Legacy
The secular world is honoring the late Hugh Hefner as an innovator who “liberated” women and broke down sexual barriers. But, as a champion of the pornography industry, his work and influence has devastated countless marriages and families. How should we respond to the world’s glowing memorials, and how should we remember him? We’ll talk with Matt Fradd.