Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 6
4:00 – “Rust”
In “Rust,” Corbin Bernsen plays Jimmy Moore—a pastor who loses his faith in God only to find it again through his childhood friend, Travis, who is wrongly accused of setting a fire that claimed a beloved family. Moore refuses to accept that Travis is capable of such evil, and sets out to uncover the real story of that tragic, fatal blaze. Travis himself offers a pivotal piece of this moving puzzle: “God has his plan,” he tells his friend Jimmy. “You should know that better than anyone.” Moore’s faith in Travis kindles his own spiritual reawakening, and he blasts the “rust” from his heart and soul. “RUST” is an uplifting drama with important life themes about faith, family, loyalty, the past—and understanding the ties that bind a community together. Corbin Bernsen joins us.
4:20 – Times Square Bomber: The Enemy in Our Hands?
Winston Churchill once remarked, "A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him." Military historian and Franciscan University professor Robert C. Doyle recently wrote a book on prisoners of war entitled The Enemy in Our Hands. With the defiant screed of the Times Square bomber yesterday in NYC Federal Court and his statement that he still wants to kill as many Americans as possible, we look talk to Robert about Faisal Shahzad.
4:40 – Are You Smarter Than An Atheist?
Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new Pew Forum survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions. But does that headline tell the whole story? We talk about the much-discussed Pew Forum study on world religions with Fr. Robert Barron.
5:00 – Direct to my Desk