First Topic – Connecticut bishops reverse stand on Plan B
After fighting against the passage of a new state law requiring hospitals to provide the "emergency contraceptive" Plan B pill to rape victims, the Catholic bishops of Connecticut have announced that Catholic hospitals will comply with the law when it goes into effect next week. What caused this about face? We look at the bioethics of the situation with John Haas, President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center.
Second Topic – Pope John Paul II memorabilia not “relics”
Pieces of a cassock once worn by Pope John Paul II should not be described as "relics," the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints told a Vatican Radio audience. This comes as the Church has faced misreporting and misunderstanding over the distribution of items belonging to John Paul II. Al takes a look at the theology of relics.
Third Topic – Oct. 1 – Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux
On this feast of St. Therese, we look at the extraordinary life of the Little Flower. Therese Martin entered the Carmelite monastery of Lisieux, France, at the age of fifteen and died just nine years later, but her life and spirituality have inspired untold numbers of ordinary people. Her "Little Way" proclaims this gospel truth: absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God.