Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 8, 2020
Guest Host Jerry Usher
4:00 – Pope Francis accepts resignation of Duluth Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy after abuse allegation
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop-elect of Duluth, Minnesota, Michel J. Mulloy, after an accusation that he abused a minor in the 1980s surfaced in early August. We look at this and other stories with JD Flynn.
4:20 – Religious sisters missing after jihadist attack found safe and well
Two religious sisters missing after jihadists attacked a port town in Mozambique have been found safe and well after they were taken along with several others in a rebel attack in early August. We get the latest with Edward Clancy.
4:40 – The Communist Catechism
The opening lines of the Communist Manifesto could not have been more eerily apt: “A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of communism…All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.” Paul Kengor joins us with a look at how their words have become reality.
5:00 – Beirut’s Bloody Paths
Lebanon was in crisis even before the pandemic and the devastating explosion in Beirut and economists have predicted a Venezuela-style collapse in what was once an oasis of stability in the Middle East. Yet out of this chaos has arisen people who know their call is to follow the blood and the hurt, the way Jesus would do, without letting up. Mindy Belz joins us.
5:20 – How Mother Teresa Helped Me Fight Forced Abortion in China
Reggie Littlejohn has spent the last several decades speaking out against China’s oppressive regime of forced abortion, gendercide and human trafficking. And years ago she was personally inspired to take up this work following an encounter with Mother Teresa, whose feast we celebrated on Saturday. Reggie joins us.