Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 20
4:00 – One Year Since the Shroud of Turin was packed away until 2035
Last year the Shroud of Turin was on public display for just the 18th time in its history in Turin, Italy. Over two million pilgrims viewed it and one year ago this weekend it was taken off display until 2035. Catholic journalist Mark Armstrong was there and joins us to discuss the history, science and impact of the Shroud.
4:20 – The Myth of Junk DNA
Man cannot be "merely a random product of evolution," Pope Benedict said in his Easter homily. And he's got science on his side. It's now clear, insists Dr. Jonathan Wells, that Darwinism's chief argument against an intelligent Designer directing evolution is false. Darwinists have long claimed that most DNA is the non-functional left-overs from random mutations that led nowhere. The problem, Wells explains, is that the "junk DNA" hypothesis isn't true. In his new book, The Myth of Junk DNA, Wells exposes the dogmatism of Darwinists-ome of them scientific celebrities who cling to the discredited party line.
5:00 – “Raptured” at 6:00 p.m. Local Time Tomorrow?
An American radio preacher gives the world as we know it until 6:00 p.m. local time tomorrow. Harold Camping's Family Radio network, based in Oakland, Calif., has put up signs across the country warning of "Judgment Day May 21." Without support from churches -- which he says are ruled by Satan -- Camping gives mathematical formulas he says are encoded in the Bible as proof that on Saturday, believers will be "raptured" into heaven and the rest of mankind will endure torment and tribulation until God destroys the world Oct. 21. Al looks at Camping, the “rapture” and more.
5:20 – Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis
More and more in our modern and postmodern culture the twin concepts of beauty and truth have been separated both from each other and from their individual connection to the divine source of Beauty and Truth. Even as our public schools move further and further away from their connection to the universal moral code, the world of art (both "high" and "low") embraces an aesthetic that privileges ugliness over beauty, nihilism over form, and radical self-expression over the pursuit of higher truth. As both an effective apologist for truth-based education and as a sub-creator of his own beauty-enhancing fiction, C.S. Lewis is the ideal guide for those who would seek to restore truth and beauty to their proper place and role in our modern world. We talk with Louis Markos about Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis
5:40 – “What’s Hot in the Catholic Blogosphere?”
We continue our new weekly segment on “What’s hot in the Catholic blogosphere.” Each week we will bring together 2 of the most popular Catholic bloggers to discuss the topics that have generated the most interest over the past week. Today we have Tim Drake of The National Catholic Register and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf of What Does the Prayer Really Say?