Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 4, 2014
4:00 – A Quick Word: Clergy and Laity Together
4:10 – Hatred: Islam’s War on Christianity
Christians are the most persecuted identifiable group on earth. This is not the opinion of some but the informed view of most — including the United Nations. What is seldom admitted, however, is that the vast majority of the nations that carry out the oppression, intolerance, violence, rape, and murder are Islamic. While Christians suffer in North Korea and parts of India, it is in Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, and even Indonesia and Malaysia where the situation is dark and becoming worse. The statistics and stories are truly terrifying in proportion and degree and as Islam expands and becomes increasingly aggressive, fundamentalist, and confident, Christian minorities live in fear and face a bleak future. Michael Coren joins us to discuss his new book, which outlines the history of the relationship between Christianity and Islam. He explains what happens, why it happens and challenges the false notion that Muslims who persecute Christians are not “real Muslims.”
5:00 – A Quick Word: Clergy and Laity Together
5:10 – Kresta Comments: The Responsibility of a Catholic Voter
It’s election day once again. What factors should Catholics keep in mind when considering a candidate? Are there any non-negotiable issues that should automatically disqualify a candidate from a Catholic voter’s consideration? What should a Catholic do when there is no “perfect” candidate for them to support? Al has the answers.
5:20 – The Mississippi Flows into the Tiber: 500 American Catholic Converts
Fr. C. John McCloskey is well known for bringing converts from all backgrounds into the Catholic Church. He has compiled a book detailing the conversion stories of 500 American Catholics, including our very own Al Kresta. Fr. McCloskey joins us to discuss his book and how any Catholic can lead someone to the Church.
5:40 – The Next American Saint
Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich was a Sister of Charity from New Jersey who died in 1927. Last month she became the first person to be beatified on US soil and her cause is being examined for sainthood. Dr. Mary Mazzarella has led the investigation to medically verify miracles achieved through Blessed Miriam Teresa’s intercession. She is here to tell us what she learned and how a saint’s miracles are verified.