Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 24, 2019
Guest Host Jerry Usher
4:00 – Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer kept thousands of dead babies but inspires little curiosity
After the abortionist Ulrich Klopfer died, 2246 aborted fetuses were found in his house. He practiced in Indiana but lived in Illinois and both states are now investigating what laws he may have violated transporting the remains across state lines. We talk about it with Monica Miller, who has a plan to name the babies.
4:20 – World War II and the Witness of Three Future Popes
This month marks the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the bloodiest conflict in human history that claimed an astonishing 85 million lives, the majority of them civilians. Amidst this bloody darkness, three future popes were remarkable examples of compassion, integrity, and heroism. We talk about them with Filip Mazurczak.
4:40 – Cardinal Marx Says German ‘Synod’ Will Proceed Despite Vatican Objections
The head of the German bishops’ conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing controversial theological topics during the German bishops’ proposed “binding synodal path” will be a service to the universal Church. The letter followed a week of coverage concerning plans by the German bishops to create a Synodal Assembly with “deliberative power” to address issues including the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women’s access to ministry and office in the Church and sexual morality. We talk with Matthew Bunson.
5:00 – The Eucharist and the Story of Israel
You probably remember the Pew Research survey that found a majority of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence in the Eucharist. To fully understand the importance of the Eucharist, we must understand its role in the Jewish story. We talk with Christopher Plance.
5:20 – How My Catholic Faith Helps Me to Survive Bipolar Disorder
While millions of people live with some kind of mental illness, it’s still a subject we’re having trouble discussing. As Catholic Christians, what can we do to lessen the stigma and offer hope and healing to those suffering mental anguish? We talk with Susan Johnson about her experiences living as a Catholic with bipolar disorder.
5:40 – A Christian Response to DeepFakes
Have you heard of Deepfakes? It’s an emerging technology that takes “fake news” to a new level. Created with the help of artificial intelligence, these videos portray individuals doing and saying things they never did – but they look completely real. How do they work and what is the Christian response? We talk with Jason Thacker.