Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 29
Live from the national book launch of “Good Returns” by George Schwartz of the Ave Maria Catholic Values Funds
4:00 – Good Returns: Making Money by Morally Responsible Investing
Offering time-tested wisdom on the complexities of the investment process, George Schwartz is here to examine the difference between socially responsible investing and morally responsible investing—the latter of which screens companies according to a clear set of criteria: those who support or service the abortion industry, producers and distributors of pornography, and companies involved in embryonic stem cell research. Based on this set of guidelines, as well as the success of the Ave Maria Mutual fund, George demonstrates that high returns are achievable while investing in a morally responsible way. Also included is insightful commentary on the current political policies affecting the country’s financial state.
4:40 – Wall of Separation: The Phrase That Divided America
The Supreme Court has ruled that a cross can remain at a WWII Memorial in the Mojave Desert, a decision that comes on the heels of a federal court decision which struck down the National Day of Prayer as unconstitutional. Will we ever have clarity on the establishment clause? We talk with Brian Godawa, award-winning screenwriter of the documentary “Wall of Separation: The Phrase That Divided America.” The documentary takes a look at how our understanding of church and state relations has changed through history by means of Supreme Court decisions and cultural pressures. From Everson vs. Board of Education to the most recent decisions, this documentary raises questions: Should "original intent" guide modern interpretation? Should government be secular, or should religion have influence on the State? There are no easy answers to this ongoing debate that polarizes the nation.
5:00 – Kresta Comments - Censorship: Comedy Central, Islam, and the Tea Party Movement
5:20 – Morally Responsible Investing
As we broadcast live from the National Launch of George Schwartz’s book “Good Returns,” we talk with Thomas Monaghan. Tom had an important role in the founding of the Ave Maria Mutual Funds as a co-founder. We talk about screens and filters on investments, the “family of funds” and Tom’s main priority – Catholic Education.
5:40 – HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack” (Kevorkian)
HBO has aired its film “You Don’t Know Jack,” of course, the story of the infamous Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian, who gained notoriety in the late 80s and throughout the 90s for promoting and committing physician assisted suicide. Convicted of 2nd degree homicide in 1999, Kevorkian spent 8 years in prison. Widely assumed to be a positive portrayal of Kevorkian, one pro-life activist who helped to bring Kevorkian down, says “I don't think they glamorized him (Kevorkian). I think he came off as a pathetic little freak." We talk to Lynn Mills and Rita Marker from the International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force.