Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Feb. 25
4:00 – Conversing with God in Lent: Praying the Sunday Mass Readings with Lectio Divina
Lectio divina is an ancient spiritual practice that can help us to hear God speaking to us through the words of Scripture. In recent times, Pope Benedict XVI and a Synod of Bishops have recommended that lay people pray with the Scriptures using this method. Respected biblical scholar Stephen Binz is here and chooses the Old Testament reading and the gospel for each Sunday in cycles A, B, and C during Lent, including the complete text from the Lectionary. Then he leads us through the steps of lectio divina-reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and action-by suggesting themes and verses on which to focus.
4:20 – Kresta Political Principle #2 - Taking Two Positions: One if I’m in the Majority and One if I’m in the Minority
5:00 – Hillary Clinton and Mother Teresa
A few years ago, Paul Kengor wrote a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. Released in 2007, the book flopped, dismissed by conservatives who didn’t believe Hillary believed in God and liberals who didn’t care that Hillary believed in God. Lo and behold, a case in point is provided by reporter Emily Belz in World Magazine, in a story getting coverage from only a few sources. Belz caught Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast, where Clinton extolled the “common ground” she once found with Mother Teresa. The two had come together to open an adoption center, the Mother Teresa Home for Infant Children, near the northwest section of Washington, D.C. Belz, however, had a thought: Why not call the home to see how things are going? She did just that, only to find it closed—for almost 10 years now. What does this mean: Paul Kengor has an analysis.
5:20 – Undercover Tape at WI Planned Parenthood Shows 9th Case of Child Sex abuse Cover-up
New undercover footage shows staff at a Milwaukee, WI Planned Parenthood abortion clinic counseling a purportedly 14-year-old statutory rape victim not to tell anyone about her 31-year-old boyfriend and coaching her how to obtain an abortion without her parents' consent. The new video, ninth in a series from Live Action documenting similar behavior in 5 other states, comes amid recent controversy about Planned Parenthood's compliance with state laws regarding minors and abortion. Lila Rose of Live Action Films joins us.
5:30 – Health Care Bill Would Become More Expansively Pro-Abortion if Modified by New Obama Proposals
Any member of Congress who votes for the final legislation proposed by President Obama will be voting for direct federal funding of elective abortion through Community Health Centers, and also an array of other pro-abortion federal subsidies and mandates. That according to Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life. If all of the President's changes were made, the resulting legislation would allow direct federal funding of abortion on demand through Community Health Centers, would institute federal subsidies for private health plans that cover abortion on demand (including some federally administered plans), and would authorize federal mandates that would require even non-subsidized private plans to cover elective abortion. Doug is here to explain.
5:40 – TBA