Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 20, 2017
4:00 – The Women’s March Comes to Detroit
You probably remember the “Women’s March” protests that rose up in cities across the nation the day after President Trump took office. Now, the leaders of the protest have organized a “Women’s Convention” in Detroit that, in its own words, “is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.” Unsurprisingly, Monica Miller is not one of the featured speakers. She joins us to discuss the Catholic view of womanhood.
4:20 – What are “Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments?” Are they Legal?
The healthcare debate is dragging on in Washington. The latest news is the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate cost-sharing reduction payments, which are subsidies paid by the government to insurance companies to cover the cost of low-income participants. Like many parts of the healthcare law, it’s complicated and contentious. Jack Nelson joins us to break it down.
4:40 – Register Recap: Texas bishops warn against dangerous Satanic ‘perversion of devotion to the saints.’
There is a cult called “Sancta Muerte” that is rapidly growing in the US and Mexico. It combines elements of “Folk Catholicism” with beliefs from Aztec and other cultures, particularly the focus on death. The cult has grown popular enough to attract the attention of Bishop Emeritus Michael Pfeifer. Matthew Bunson joins us with the details.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Galileo, the Church and Science
5:20 – Did the Church Really Silence Galileo?
When opponents of the Catholic Church claim the Church is against science, the story of Galileo is the first place they look. The story goes that the Inquisition forced Galileo to recant many of his views the Church saw as incompatible with faith.We’ll look at the real story of Galileo with Fr. Dom Paschal Scotti.