Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 28
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Pope’s Historic Holy Land Trip Ends with Media Circus
4:20 – To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations
As we wade through turmoil in Ukraine, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Nigeria and locations around the globe, author Angelo Codevilla asks, What is to be America’s peace? How is it to be won and preserved in our time? He notes that our government’s increasingly unlimited powers flow in part from our statesmen’s inability to stay out of wars, or to win them, and that our statesmen and academics have ceased to think about such things. He wants to begin thinking again.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the Tale of Two Commencement Ceremonies.
5:00 – Court Affirms Punishment of Christian Police Officer Who Objected to Order Mandating Attendance at Islamic Event
Last week, a federal appeals court affirmed a lower court decision that the City of Tulsa and two of its senior police officials did not violate the constitutional rights of Captain Paul Fields, a Tulsa Police officer who was punished for objecting to an order mandating attendance at an Islamic proselytizing event held at a local mosque. We talk about the case with Rob Muise who is representing Captain Fields.
5:20 – Environmentalists Discuss The End Of Civilization: Overpopulating Will Lead to Cannibalism
Last week when asked about the ethics of meat consumption during an, Paul Ehrlich prophesied cannibalism saying, “I think the issues are more likely to be ‘is it perfectly OK to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry?. . . we’re going to add between now and forty-five years from now, roughly—if you believe the projections—about two and a half billion people to the planet.” Steve Mosher of the Population Research Institute responded to Ehrlich’s statement saying, “This blatantly unscientific hysteria has been used as a justification for human rights abuses for far too long. Ehrlich’s claims of cannibalism are ridiculously errant. It is time to admit that population control science is wrong, to throw off the mantle of frenzied fear, and to permit all women everywhere to freely choose the size of their family.” Steve is here to make his case.
5:40 – Pope Francis Ends Historic Holy Land Visit
During a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis met with leaders from both sides of the Middle East conflict. He has convinced Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to meet with him together at the Vatican. This, after talks deteriorated between the two parties and Secretary of State John Kerry on a Vatican trip that was slated to be “strictly religious.” We talk to former US Ambassador to the Vatican Francis Rooney about the trip and his long-time efforts to strengthen ties between the US and the Vatican.