Talking about the Things That Matter Most on May 13
4:00 – Cardinal Schonborn attacks Sodano; Calls for new look at gays and remarried Catholics – Really?
Did Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna “attack” Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals and former Vatican secretary of state? Did he say the Church should reconsider homosexual relationships? Did he say the Church should find a way for divorced and remarried Catholics to access the sacraments? If The Tablet weekly in London were your only source of information, you’d think so, because that’s what the headline screamed. What happened? Fr. Joseph Fessio is here to explain.
4:20 – Pope Benedict XVI Visits Fatima on Our Lady’s Feast Day
Benedict XVI is encouraging the faithful to imitate Mary in her surrender to the will of God, recommending the rosary as a method to contemplate her participation in our lives today. The Pope reflected on Our Lady's role and the rosary today during a pilgrimage at the Fatima Shrine. The Holy Father is in Portugal for the second day of a four-day trip. On this feast of Our Lady of Fatima we look at the visions, the seers and the “third secret” of Fatima. Mark Miravalle our guest.
5:00 – Viewing The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin, one of history’s most controversial and perplexing relics, is drawing millions to Turin, Italy to see the ancient burial cloth. The Pope saw it a few weeks ago and now Teresa Tomeo has had her chance. Teresa joins us to share her experience from earlier today.
5:20 – The New Mormon Challenge
Current facts about Mormonism • Over 11 million members. • Over 60,000 full-time missionaries—more than any other single missionary-sending organization in the world. • More than 310,000 converts annually. • As many as eighty percent of converts come from Protestant backgrounds. (In Mormon circles, the saying is, "We baptize a Baptist church every week.") • Within fifteen years, the numbers of missionaries and converts will roughly double. • Within eighty years, with adherents exceeding 267 million, Mormonism could become the first world-religion to arise since Islam. You may know the statistics. What you probably don’t know are the advances the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is making in apologetics and academic respectability. Francis Beckwith is here to discuss the New Mormon Challenge.