Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 28
GUEST HOST: PAUL KENGOR
4:00 – Summorum Pontificum and the Young
Pope Benedict’s critics had hoped Summorum Pontificum would disappear without a trace. It hasn’t. His apostolic constitution authorizing wider use of the Traditional Latin Mass continues to bear fruit, some of it annoyingly visible to these critics. Far from just a sop thrown to aging traditionalists, Summorum Pontificum has proven popular with the young. As Pope Benedict noted in its accompanying letter, the Traditional Latin Mass is old in origin but new in appeal: “young persons too have discovered this liturgical form, felt its attraction, and found in it a form of encounter with the Mystery of the Most Holy Sacrifice particularly suited to them.” Recently 3,500 people—many of them children, teens, college students, and young families—filed into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a Pontifical Solemn High Mass that lasted two and a half hours. George Neumayr is here to discuss his latest cover story in Catholic World Report - Summorum Pontificum and the Young,
4:20 – Subsidiarity and Social Justice. What do those terms really mean?
When we talk as Catholics about elevation of the poor and service to those who are less fortunate, we often talk about subsidiarity and social justice. What do those terms mean in the context of Catholic social teaching? Sam Gregg joins us to work it out.
4:40 - Kagan, Sen. Byrd, Obama, Oil, and Gun Control Laws
We have a wide-ranging interview with US Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of MI. We’ll look at today’s opening day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court’s ruling today on gun bans, the death of Sen. Robert Byrd and hw the Obama administration is handling the BP oil spill.
5:00 – 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Impostor
Following up his 10 Books That Screwed Up the World, author Benjamin Wiker brings you 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Impostor. Offering a guide to some of the most important literary works of our time, Wiker turns his discerning eye from the great texts that have done so much damage to Western Civilization to the great texts that could help rebuild it. He features a range of works from classics such as Democracy in America and The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, to more "pop" classics like Sense and Sensibility and The Tempest. Through these works, Wiker reveals some of the most important lessons for our time.