Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 17
4:00 – Testimony
Kelly Nieto is a Former Miss Michigan and runner-up at the Miss America Pageant. Following a deep spiritual conversion in 2000, she put her talents back to work, but this time for her faith rather than fame. She is now CEO & Founder of Living Faith, which produces the powerful production “The Living Stations of the Cross.” She is here to share her testimony and share more about the production that is coming to the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit.
4:40 – German parents jailed for keeping children from permissive “sex education” programs
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys representing two German parents filed an emergency order last week with the European Court of Human Rights, calling for the mother’s immediate prison release. Heinrich and Irene Wiens chose to keep their four children from attending a mandatory play and four school days of “sexual education” that taught students an extremely permissive view of sexuality. For this they were fined and then sentenced to more than six weeks in prison for refusing to pay. The father already served his prison term. Both parents contend that the programs oppose their Christian beliefs and that forcing their children’s participation is unlawful. ADF has four similar cases before the ECHR, as Irene Wiens is the 10th Christian parent imprisoned. The attorney on this case, Roger Kiska, joins us.
5:00 – St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography
Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their supernatural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the Trinity. But his true story is more fascinating than the myths. We have no surviving image of Patrick, but we do have two remarkable letters that he wrote about himself and his beliefs -- letters that tell us more about the heart and soul of this man than we know about almost any of his contemporaries. Philip Freeman is here to tell the story of the historic Patrick and his world.
5:20 – The Iraq War: 8 Years Later
The United States' war against terrorism and subsequent war against Iraq has provoked much discussion and reflection among Catholics. Although sharply divided, most argued for or against the war on the basis of the Catholic just war tradition. A minority of pacifists have argued that the devastation caused by modern weapons of war have rendered any discussion of a "just war" illegitimate. On this 8th anniversary of President George W. Bush’s announcement of the commencement of military action in Iraq, we look back on the war from a Catholic perspective with Russell Shaw. A just war or crime against humanity?
5:40 – How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul
In your quest for love, don't lose yourself along the way. While navigating through the dating scene, every woman begins to wonder: How do I know when a guy really loves me? Am I being too picky? Do I even deserve love? Are any decent guys left? Single women often feel left alone to find answers to their deep questions about love and intimacy. Some hang out and hook up, hoping for love. Others are afraid even to hope. At some point, every woman needs reassurance that she and her standards are not the problem. Chastity speaker Jason Evert is here to share twenty-one strategies to help you raise the bar, instead of sitting at it, waiting around for Mr. Wonderful.