Talking about the Things that Matter Most on September 22, 2017
4:00 – Kresta News Roundup
4:20 – Register Recap: Reform at the JP II Institute for Marriage & Family
The Vatican announced on Tuesday that Pope Francis has established a new Pontifical John Paul II institute for “Marriage and Family Sciences” that will replace the academic institution founded in 1981. Its purpose is to carry forward the work of the two recent synods and the writings in Amoris Laetitia. There have been some concerns has to how the new institution will conform to the teachings of John Paul II. Matthew Bunson joins us with more on this story.
4:40 – How to Get the Most out of the Rosary
Do you want to pray the Rosary, but can never find the time? And when do you find the time, do you struggle to stay focused? What do you say to people who claim the Rosary is too focused on Mary, or that it violates Christ’s condemnation of mindless, vain repetition? Ed Sri joins us to answer these questions and more as we discuss how this simple prayer helps us encounter the wonder of heaven and earth.
5:00 – Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty: The Latest from the Courts
When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, a primary concern for Catholics was how the ruling would affect conscience rights and religious liberty. There are a number of cases currently in the courts whose rulings will be very telling about the future of religious liberty. The primary case is, of course, the Colorado baker who refuses to prepare a cake for a same-sex wedding; his case will be heard by the Supreme Court this term. Also, the ACLU has sued the state of Michigan for a law protecting the conscience rights of faith-based adoption agencies. We’ll look at these stories with Rob Muise.
5:20 – Sexual Violence as a Tactic of Terror
Some of ISIS’ most stomach-churning crimes have been in the area of sexual violence. Women who have escaped tell stories of being “married” many times in one night and raped more times than they can count. Jane Adolphe joins us with a look at how sexual violence is used as tactic of terror and the legal avenues for combating it.