Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 16, 2019
4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood
In a recent study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, researchers found teenage birth control pill users were 1.7 times to three times more likely to be clinically depressed in adulthood, compared to women who started taking birth control pills as adults, and to women who had never taken birth control pills. We’ll talk with Dr Greg Popcak.
4:20 – The True Story of the Church and Rome
The history of the Catholic Church is often clouded by myth, misinformation and missing pieces. To help reverse that, we talk with Mike Aquilina about the works of the Church in the time of the Roman Empire, discussing the lives of saints such as Augustine and political figures such as Constantine and the role they played in the history of Christianity.
5:00 – Can American Health Care be Fixed?
Health care reform has become one of the most divisive issues in our political discussion and has been a primary focus of the early months of the Democratic primaries. According to the Kaiser family foundation, 1 in 5 working-age Americans with health insurance has had problems paying medical bills within the past year, and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau finds that nearly 1 in 5 credit reports include medical collections. Can the system be fixed? Marty Makary thinks so and he joins us.
5:20 – The Cold war Espionage Against the Church
When we talk about the collapse of Soviet-style Communism, we often emphasize the lives of figures such as John Paul II and Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. But there are many other stories of faithful Christians living behind the Iron Curtain, resisting the influences of the atheistic regimes. To counter this, the Communists developed special programs to infiltrate the Churches and weaken them from the inside. Elisabeth Braw has the story.