Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Mar. 1
4:00 – It Doesn’t End Here: An Amazing Story of Faith and Forgiveness
Pope John Paul II declared the year 2000 a Year of Jubilee for the Catholic Church. At the age of 34, this year did not bring Dawn Marie Roeder the joyous celebration that she, who was born and baptized as a Catholic, had hoped for. Instead, it reigned in the complete opposite. On March 18, during the season of Lent, she would experience her very own “way of the cross” when her only son, Nathaniel Joseph, died by way of a most tragic set of circumstances. She is here to witness to God’s gift of faith and forgiveness.
4:40 – Obama Health Care Forum: Will Abortion Sink Reform Bill?
Leading up to last week’s health care summit, there was been plenty of chatter about everything from consideration of an excise tax on so-called Cadillac insurance plans to public options, to how much time everyone got to speak. But Democrats and Republicans alike have uttered hardly a word about an issue that could sink the health reform effort unless it is resolved: abortion. With all the discussion of reconciliation or not in the Senate, the real focus should be this: The future of health care reform now rests largely with two blocs of swing Democrats in the House of Representatives — abortion opponents and fiscal conservatives — whose indecision signals the difficulties Speaker Pelosi faces in securing the votes necessary to pass the bill. We get up to date with Leonard Nelson, author of Diagnosis Critical: The Urgent Threats Confronting Catholic Healthcare.
5:00 – Kresta Comments – What Drives the Modern Atheist Scientist?
On Feb. 28, 1953, Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Frances Crick announced that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. Both were atheists. Al uses this anniversary as an opportunity to talk about modern atheism and science. What drives the modern atheist scientist?
5:20 – EWTN Launches 13-part television series - All Things Girl
Tonight EWTN Television will begin a 13-part series based on the best-selling series All Things Girl!, a Catholic book series inspired by Pope John II's teaching on the dignity of women. These books cover a variety of topics for girls ages 9-13 including friendship, beauty, modesty, the feminine genius, and etiquette. Contributing authors Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow join us.
5:40 – “The Stoning of Soraya M” – Now Released on DVD
Last summer a sobering, controversial film explored the gripping story of an Iranian woman who is victimized by her husband. The movie is based on real events and is adapted from the book of the same name by the French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam, played by Jim Caviezel. In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, a husband grows tired of his young wife, who has borne him two sons and two daughters. Under Islamic law, a man may have up to four wives – but he’s also obligated to care and provide for each of them properly. Interested in a potential child bride and unable to afford the added expense of a second wife, the husband maneuvers his wife into tending house for a recent widower. Then he falsely accuses her of infidelity, after blackmailing other male village elders, including the mullah – the town’s religious leader - into colluding in his lie. The film “The Stoning of Soraya M” is now out on DVD. Iranian Director Cyrus Nowrasteh is with us.