Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 19
Live from the campus of Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, FL
4:00 – Liturgical Music / Praise & Worship / Music in the Life of the Church
Martin Doman has always loved music. His home as a child was inundated with music, mainly the listening variety. His parents came to deep relationship with Jesus through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and praise and worship was part of his life at a pretty young age. Thirty years later he has now recorded 6 CDs and is director of music ministry at Ave Maria University. We talk about liturgical music, praise and worship, music in the life of the Church and we listen to some of his music.
4:40 – St. Andre Bissette Canonized Sunday
Pope Benedict XVI presided this Sunday at the canonization of six new saints for the universal Church, including the first native Canadian male, St. André Bessette, a Holy Cross brother who gained international renown for holiness during his 40 years as the porter of the Notre Dame College in Montreal. 5,000 pilgrims came from Canada in the official delegation to recognize the beloved “brother Andre,” who had a reputation for healing as well as sound spiritual counsel, founded the magnificent Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal. We talk to Holy Cross Fr. Kevin Grove about what this canonization means to him and the order.
5:00 – Bioethics, Law, and Human Life Issues: A Catholic Perspective on Marriage, Family, Contraception, Abortion, Reproductive Technology, and Death and Dying
Dr. Brian Scarnecchia draws on the Magisterial teaching of the Catholic Church to outline a Catholic response to a host of controversial issues related to human life. He lays out a Catholic moral theology based on the writings of Pope John Paul II and Thomas Aquinas, and he then applies those Christian moral principles to today's most contentious ethical issues, including reproductive technology, embryo adoption, contraception, abortion, family and same-sex marriage, and euthanasia and assisted suicide. This review of Catholic moral principles brings together an in-depth consideration of the central human life issues of our day with abundant reference to the Church's social teaching and to contrasting positions of today's leading ethicists. He joins us.