Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 8, 2018
4:00 – Kresta Comments: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and Knowing What We Don’t Know
Reactions on both sides of the aisle to the Judge Kavanaugh hearing and eventual confirmation showed once again how bitterly divided the nation is. People with little to no knowledge of what happened between the judge and Dr. Ford nevertheless decided they knew beyond a shadow of a doubt who was telling the truth. Public discourse gave way to mob tribalism, where truth was determined by who shouted the loudest. Al breaks it down.
4:20 – The Challenges of Inner-City Renewal
Compared to other areas of the country, residents of inner cities have shorter life expectancies and experience greater levels of poverty. How can we change this? Steve Grossman discusses how he hopes to drive economic prosperity in America’s inner cities by focusing on private sector investment.
4:40 – Religious Freedom and the Museum of the Bible
Steve Green is probably best known as the president of Hobby Lobby, one of the companies at the center of the HHS mandate religious liberty fight. Since then, he has also founded the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. We talk with Steve about his experiences in fighting for religious liberty and how he was inspired to start the museum.
5:00 –Kresta Comments: Reflections on the Bishops and the Laity
During the Authentic Catholic Reform conference last week, Al attended a discussion panel featuring His Eminence, Gerhard Cardinal Muller, along with Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Bishop Robert Morlino. The trio shared some of their thoughts on the crisis in the Church and the response of the laity. Al looks at what they said and shares his own thoughts on the co-responsibility of the laity.
5:20 – Lay Catholic Leaders Respond to the Mess
As President of C-Fam, Austin Ruse is another example of a committed Lay Catholic who is disgusted – but determined – as more information is unveiled in the clerical sexual misconduct crisis. He joins us with his insights.
5:40 – Catholic Radio’s Response to the Crisis
Catholic radio was created for moments like these – when the Laity rise and take co-responsibility for the Church. Over the last few months we have received unprecedented feedback from listeners – and almost uniformly, they are enthusiastically calling for lay reform. We talk more with Michael Warsaw.