Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 29
4:00 – The Royal Wedding: Why You Should Care
They wore Kate and William face masks in Hong Kong, donned plastic tiaras and wedding dresses in Sydney and knocked back jugs of Pimm's and roast beef served on red, white and blue plates in Paris. As thousands packed the streets of London to celebrate the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, millions more around the world joined in the fun. Fr. Pat Egan, our chaplain and a Priest of the Diocese of Westminster, is here to tell us why Americans and Catholics should be paying attention.
4:20 – Direct to My Desk
5:00 – Rome Abuzz for John Paul II Beatification
Pope John Paul II's coffin was exhumed Friday ahead of his beatification ceremony in Rome which is expected to draw more than one million people. Sunday's ceremony marks the biggest event in Vatican City since John Paul's death six years ago. Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful are expected to gather in St. Peter's Square to witness the event, the penultimate step towards John Paul II's sainthood. One of those is Teresa Tomeo who joins us to report on the scene in Rome.
5:20 – Kresta Comments – The Royal Wedding Meets the Beatification of Pope John Paul the Great
5:40 – What’s hot in the Catholic blogosphere?
We begin our new weekly segment on “What’s hot in the Catholic blogosphere” today. Each week we will bring together 2 popular Catholic bloggers to discuss the topics that have generated the most interest over the past week. Today we have Matt Smith of Catholic Advocate and Jeff Miller of the Curt Jester.