Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 30
4:00 – Congressional Hearings Explore Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Radicalization of American Muslims
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said it wasn’t a response to Republican Rep. Peter King’s comments at a congressional hearing this month on post-Sept. 11 Islamic radicalization and terrorism — but it sure seemed like it. The Illinois Democrat’s hearing yesterday on anti-Muslim bigotry — the first congressional hearing of its kind — was an opportunity for Democrats to present Muslim-Americans in a different light: as a community that is facing growing discrimination and intolerance. Robert Spencer does the analysis.
4:20 – TBA
4:40 – God, the Tsunami and the Problem of Evil
Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake, the Indonesia Tsunami, The Japan Tsunami. After all of these tragic events, the question is always raised; "Why does God allow natural disasters?” As we see in Deuteronomy, James and Numbers, God sometimes causes natural disasters as a judgment against sin. So is every natural disaster a punishment from God? Fr. Robert Barron has some answers to these questions and we look at God, Natural Disasters and the problem of evil.
5:00 – What We Can't Not Know: A Guide
In the revised and updated work on natural law, What We Can’t Not Know, J. Budziszewski questions the modern assumption that moral truths are unknowable. With clear and logical arguments he rehabilitates the natural law tradition and restores confidence in a moral code based upon human nature. He explains the rational foundation of what we all really know to be right and wrong and shows how that foundation has been kicked out from under western society. While natural law bridges the chasms that can be caused by religious and philosophical differences, Budziszewski believes that natural law theory has entered a new phase, in which theology will again have pride of place. He is with us.
5:40 - The Napa Institute
The Napa Institute exists to promote excellence in Catholic thought and apologetics. It also seeks to instill a new zeal for Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith in all its participants. To accomplish this, one of the Institute’s key tools is an annual conference designed to help attendees respond to the moral and spiritual challenges posed by America’s emerging “post-Christian” culture. We talk with Institute Chairman Tim Busch about the Institute, the Conference and Ave Maria Radio’s involvement.