Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 15
LIVE FROM ACTON UNIVERSITY IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI
4:00 – Acton University 2010
Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate rigorous philosophy, Christian theology and sound economics. As we kick off our week-long broadcast from the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, Acton’s Communication Director, Fr. Robert Sirico, is with us to look at what the Institute does and what we can expect to encounter as we speak to the presenters at this week’s Acton University.
4:20 - Pius XII begged FDR to spare civilians, churches, hospitals
The headlines read “Here is the previously unpublished letter sent by Pope Pius XII to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Aug. 30, 1943, after one of the several bombings of Rome by the Allied Forces.” But Ron Rychlak says not so fast. He and many other Pius XII scholars have known about the letter for years. We look at this letter and much more with Ron, who has recently updated, revised, and re-released Hitler, the War and the Pope.
5:00 – Rosary for Priests
As the “Year for Priests” concludes, ask yourself, “What have I done for my priest?” Have I said, “Thank you” in word or in deed? Have I said, “I stand with you” with a gesture of solidarity? What is the best thing we can do for a person, including ourselves? Prayer. Praying for someone is the best thing we can do for them. So why not pray for your priest? And why not go the extra step of standing publicly in prayer together for our priests? This Saturday June 19, from 10- 10:30 a.m. – to mark the conclusion of the Year for Priests – laity across the country are being encouraged to pray the Rosary for Priests on the steps of the Diocesan Cathedral. Cyrus Johnson, the man responsible for this effort joins us.
5:20 – Exorcism and the Church Militant
Exorcism is a part of the Catholic church that is still very little known, but very real nonetheless. Fr. Tom Euteneuer has faced the devil, and that the devil is real and walks among us. "The manifestation of demons can be very frightening, but you never have to be afraid of the devil because we always have the power of Christ to deal with him," he said. Fr. Euteneuer is an exorcist and says his work will be increasing after Pope Benedict XVI announced this year his intention to greatly expand the practice of exorcism, in a matter the world hasn't seen in centuries. Fr. Euteneuer is with us to look at Exorcism and the Church Militant.