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September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most on September 20, 2018

4:00 – Biblical Context for Reform

We’ve been talking for weeks now about the co-responsibility of the laity for bringing reform to the Church, and we’re not the only ones. The NAPA institute is sponsoring the Authentic Catholic Reform conference in DC on October 1st and 2nd to examine this very topic. Dr Tim Gray will speak on the Biblical context for reforming the church and he joins us today.

 4:20 – Finding Hope and Healing in Suffering

Suffering is something that affects everyone. For many, it can be a stumbling block to faith in God and the catalyst to an unhappy life. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We talk with Bob Schuchts about how suffering can actually lead to greater union with Christ.

5:00 – Marian Imagery in the Old Testament

St. Augustine said that “the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old is fulfilled in the New” and we touched on that topic earlier this week with Stephen Clark. The early Church Fathers saw every part of Scripture as linked to every other part, and the Blessed Mother’s role in Scripture is no exception. In what ways can we find Marian imagery in the Old Testament? We talk with Sandra Miesel.

5:20 – How Business can help the Working Poor

Catholic University of America and the Napa institute are hosting another conference this October to look at the Dignity of Work in light of Catholic social doctrine. One principle of this is how businesses can function to help the working poor and elevate them to a higher quality of life. We talk with John Abbate.

5:40 – Economic Roundup

You may not know it by the headlines, but there are actually some reasons to be optimistic about the economy. Wages are up and consumer confidence is high. We talk more with Brian Milligan.