Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 9, 2018
4:00 – Rest in Peace Dr. Heffernan: An Example of Co-Responsible Laity
Dr Daniel Heffernan was born into eternal life on October 4. He was the founder of Hope Medical Clinic in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which provides medical services for those who cannot afford them. He later began the outreach Hope Clinic International, which has established a strong presence among the impoverished of Nicaragua. Dr. Heffernan was a prime example of a lay person taking co-responsibility for Christ’s mission. We honor his life with Doug Campbell.
4:20 – A Catholic Journalist Reflects on the Mess
We have one more interview from our trip to Washington to share with you: Sheila Liaugminas, a longtime Catholic journalist and radio host, who offers her thoughts on the response of the laity and Catholic media to the crisis in the Church.
4:40 – Francis Orders “thorough study” of McCarrick, Ouellet responds to Vigano
It was another wild weekend in Church news. On Saturday, the Vatican announced it will combine results of an investigation begun last year into Archbishop McCarrick with a new “thorough study” of all the relevant facts on the Vatican archives. And on Sunday, Cardinal Oullet, prefect for the Congregation of Bishops, released an open letter in which he called Archbishop Vigano’s claims “incomprehensible and extremely troubling.” Ed Condon has the latest.
5:00 – Gosnell: The Story of a Serial Killer Comes to the Big Screen
Just in time for Halloween, a new film about a notorious serial killer is coming to theaters. But this story is real. It’s the story of Dr Kermit Gosnell, who is convicted of killing four people, including three babies. He’s thought to have killed hundreds, if not thousands, more in his 30 years in the abortion industry. He’s currently serving three life sentences in prison for the crimes uncovered at his House of Horrors abortion clinic. Ann McElhinney joins us with a look at the investigation that brought him to justice, the politicians who stepped aside, the silence of the media and the long road to making the film a reality.
5:40 – OU College of Law Associate Dean resigns after backlash
OU College of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Director of the Law Center, Brian McCall, has voluntarily resigned after controversy over his views on women written in his 2014 book “To Build the City of God: Living as Catholics in a Secular Age.” An independent review found no evidence of workplace harassment or discrimination by McCall, but he nevertheless resigned his administrative position. He gives us his side of the story today.