Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 29, 2018
4:00 – Funeral Mass to Honor the Victims of Abortion
You have an opportunity this weekend to give aborted babies the honor and dignity they were ruthlessly denied. On Saturday, November 3 the bodies of 14 aborted babies discovered in the trunk of abortionist Michael Roth will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Seminary in Southfield, Michigan. Like the film Gosnell, this is an opportunity to witness to the public about the brutality of abortion and the dignity of the unborn person. We talk with Lynn Mills.
4:20 – Youth Synod Final Report Addresses Gender, Sexuality
The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday. The document says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to “accompany” and “listen to” people with same-sex attraction, but notably does not use the loaded phrase “LGBT” that was included in the synod’s working document. Robert Royal joins us fresh from Rome with a report.
4:40 – The Problem with “LGBT”
The term “LGBT” was left out of the Synod’s final document but it remains an everyday part of our language. The problem with the term is that it restricts the human person to their sexual characteristics and desires. We talk more with Dan Mattson.
5:00 – Dietrich von Hildebrand: Defender of Humane Vitae
In an essay published just months after Humane vitae was promulgated, Dietirch von Hildebrand became one of the first Catholic intellectuals to publicly defend the encyclical, which to that point had faced strong resistance, even in traditionally Catholic countries. We look at what Hildebrand said with John Henry Crosby.
5:40 – Roe v Wade and the Catholic Vote
There’s no doubt that Roe v Wade was the most significant political moment of the last generation, and it’s influenced how Catholics vote ever since. Steven Millies joins us with a look at how Catholics have thought and voted since the decision.