Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 25, 2017
4:00 – Has the UN Lived up to its Name?
October 24 is celebrated around the world as United Nations day, the anniversary of the UN’s establishment in 1945. What is its legacy? Has it lived up to its mission to promote peace and communication between nations? How has it handled the persecution and genocide of religious minorities, especially by groups like ISIS? We’ll talk with Ron Rychlak
4:20 – Thinking about the World as a Catholic
Many Christians define their experience from a religious perspective, through the lens of Scripture, divine revelation and Church teaching. But we don’t need to be afraid of reality. We can’t understand the Biblical account of creation unless we understand the Creation we see before us. Dr. Anthony Rizzi joins us with more.
5:00 – A Proposal for Islam
Mustafa Akyol recently traveled to Malaysia to deliver a series of lectures on Islam, reason and freedom with a particular focus on the Islamic principle of compulsion in religion. After one of his talks, he was questioned by religion enforcement officers and was later detained at the airport. What does this say about the state of democracy in modern Islam? Mustafa joins us.
5:20 – The Poet who became Pope
In many ways, John Paul II was one of the most consequential figures of the 20th Century and his list of accomplishments is almost too long to name. Among these is his work as a poet. Monika Jablonska joins us with a fresh life on the personal and literary life of the pope.