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September 13, 2018

September 13, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most on September 13, 2018

Special Guest Host Matthew Bunson

4:00 – Euthanasia in Belgium: Updates on a Social Experiment

Every two years the Belgium Federal Commission on the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia presents a report detailing statistics and developments in the practice of euthanasia in Belgium. Wes Smith joins us with a look at the numbers.

4:20 – The Saints who Stood up to Corrupt Clergy

This is not the first time the Church has faced a crisis in its clergy. It has happened over the centuries, and every time the laity has stood up and demanded change. We look at some of the saints who resisted the corrupt clergy with Paul Thigpen.

5:00 – Capitol Hill Roundup

With all the focus on the crisis in the Church, it’s been easy to overlook what’s going on in Washington. Jason Calvi joins us for a Capitol Hill roundup and a look at the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh.

5:20 – Cardinal Wuerl to ask pope to accept his resignation

An archdiocesan spokesman has confirmed that Cardinal Donald Wuerl will soon ask Pope Francis to accept his resignation as the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. In a Sept. 11 letter to priests, Wuerl said that he would soon meet with the pope to discuss his future, but did not state at the time that he would ask the pope to allow him to resign. We talk with Ed Condon.

5:40 – St Francis Receives the Stigmata

On Friday we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. On this feast in 1224, St. Francis received the Stigmata – the visible wounds of Christ on his hands, feet and side. We talk more about the history and significance of this unique gift with Brian O’Neel