Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 26
4:00 – Baby Joseph Now At Home and Breathing On His Own
Baby Joseph and his family arrived in Windsor, Ontario on a medical transport flight from St. Louis, Missouri on Holy Thursday. He is now at the family home. He was weaned off ventilator support two weeks ago and has been successfully breathing on his own since then. Baby Joseph, who has been at the center of an international right-to-life debate over the past few months, has defied critics by responding so well to treatment. We talk with Fr. Frank Pavone about lessons to be learned from this event.
4:20 – Fighting the Noonday Devil - and Other Essays Personal and Theological
In this stirring collection of columns, R. R. Reno — a thoughtful, literate writer with a zest for physical and theological adventure — looks back on his time working in the oil fields of Wyoming, his quests to the heights of Yosemite and the ice cliffs of the French Alps, his daughter’s bat mitzvah, and more, rendering seven diverse “fragments of life” in energetic prose. Fighting the Noonday Devil resounds with Reno’s depth of feeling and regard for the tangible things of life. Through these narratives, vignettes, and reflections he shows that it is the real-life manifestations of love and loyalty — far beyond intellectual abstractions or theories — that train us for true piety. He joins us.
5:00 – Kresta Comments – Pope Benedict XVI and the question “Did Jesus really rise from the dead and what does his resurrection mean?”
As the Church basks in the glow of the Octave of Easter, Al has some thoughts on the Resurrection in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week – From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Al offers his analysis of the Holy Father’s answer to the question “Did Jesus really rise from the dead and what does his resurrection mean?”
5:40 – Archdiocese Gets a Third New Auxiliary Bishop / Art for God’s Sake
We check in today with Archbishop Allen Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit for our monthly discussion. The Archdiocese, as well as Ave Maria Radio, is sponsoring and event called “Art for God’s Sake.” Its purpose is to expose the community to the transcendent beauty of art while inviting artists to share their talents so that “the knowledge of God can be better revealed and the preaching of the Gospel can become clearer to the human mind.” We also look at the big news for the Archdiocese - the naming of a third new auxiliary bishop.