Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 18
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Libya and the Doctrine of Justifiable Rebellion
The revolutions in North Africa this year call to mind the old controversy about revolution, and whether citizens can rightly rebel against their long established government. Insofar as the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi has escalated all the way to civil war, Libya (as distinguished from Egypt and Tunisia) offers a sort of laboratory test on the issue of whether a citizen can rightly take up arms against a corrupt regime. Robert Struble Jr. is here to discuss it.
4:40 – The Global War Against Baby Girls
If you were asked to name the technologies whose proliferation inadvertently threatens the human race, what would you include? Landmines? Assault rifles? Nuclear warheads? Add this one to your list: the sonogram machine. The widespread use of sonogram technology—coupled with liberal abortion laws—has made it easier than ever for women to identify the sex of their child so that those without a Y chromosome can be killed before they’re even born. Joe Carter is here to look at “The Global War Against Baby Girls”
5:00 – O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor
During more than a half century at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Ralph McInerny’s legendary achievements include writing more than 50 non-fiction books in philosophy, medieval studies, and theology, as well as more than 90 novels, including the Father Dowling Murder Mystery series. Following his death last year, many of his friends and colleagues, including Cardinal Francis George, Michael Novak, Joseph Bottum, Gerard V. Bradley and many others compiled a volume of personal reflections on the man himself and what he meant to so many over his rich life of teaching, writing, and contributing to the life of the mind. Editor Christopher Kaczor joins us.
5:30 – Saturday’s Feast of St. Joseph the Husband
What we know about the life of Saint Joseph is contained in the gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke. He has become known as the "Just man". A village carpenter of Nazareth, he was chosen among all men to be the husband and protector of the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ. To his loving care was entrusted the childhood and youth of the Redeemer of the world. He reveals to us the perfect model of Christianity through his purity of heart, patience, and fortitude. Steve Ray is here to discuss tomorrow’s feast of St. Joseph the Husband.