Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 28, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Faithful Citizenship
4:20 – Abortion as the Preeminent Priority
As we’ve looked at Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, we’ve been discussing how abortion remains the preeminent priority. Monica Miller and other pro-life leaders have issued a statement asking the USCCB to issue a formal statement on this matter. While they haven’t gone that far yet, they have declared October to be Respect Life month, inviting Catholics to live the Gospel of Life. Monica joins us with more.
4:40 – I’ve known Amy Coney Barrett for 15 Years – here’s what you should know
With the nomination official, it’s time to get to know the woman who could soon sit on the Supreme Court. And the best way to do that is going to the people who have worked and studied with her, which Carter Snead has done for the last 15 years. He joins us.
5:00 – What are the Real Causes of Anti-Christian Violence in India?
In India, Hinduism and national identity are closely intertwined. The country ranks among the worst in the world for anti-Christian persecution. But does is religion the cause of the violence, and does it cause more conflict than other social identities? We’ll talk with Chad Bauman.
5:20 – Kresta Comments: A Most Remarkable Political Development?
On Saturday President Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. He has been given a unique opportunity; his three SCOTUS nominations in just four years are far more than any recent president. Al offers some thoughts on the history of the court and what it could look like if Barrett is confirmed.
5:40 – New Guild Examines Possible Sainthood for Fr Gabriel Richard
Fr. Gabriel Richard was described as many things — a pastor, a builder, a pioneer, a missionary, a statesman and an educator, among others. For such an accomplished man, remarkably little is known about him. But now a guild has been formed to explore his candidacy for canonization. Danielle Center gives us a look at his life.