Inspired through reading the lives of the saints Jon Leonetti realized that in order to live his Catholic faith to the fullest, he has to give it all. That is why he and a friend chose to walk, over 3,500 miles, asking young people to take on a new way of living, one where they are lost in the love of Jesus Christ. Their walk is over, and the feet are healed. We talk to Jon about the lessons learned, the impact made, and the fruits of the mission.
Topic Three – How Bush Quietly Saved a Million African Lives
What if a president, on his own initiative, under no demands from staff or from supporters or opponents, set out to spend an unprecedented amount of money on AIDS in Africa, literally billions of dollars, at a time when the nation could not afford it, citing his faith as a primary motivation and, ultimately, saved more than a million lives? Wouldn’t the story be front-page news, especially in top, liberal newspapers? Wouldn’t it lead on CNN, MSNBC, and the “CBS Evening News?” Might statues be erected to the man in the nation’s more “progressive” cities? What if the president was George W. Bush? Paul Kengor has the facts and the analysis.