Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 3
4:00 – Bin Laden Dead: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam
Since the dreadful events of September 11, 2001, America has waged an international war on terrorism. Now Bin Laden has been killed, but the fight certainly continues. There have been dozens of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks since 9/11, and they will not end with the death of Bin Laden. But while the Fort Dix terrorists were stopped in their tracks, an Islamist terrorist at Fort Hood unleashed hell on American servicemen and their families, shooting 45 and killing nearly a third that. Despite Maj. Nidal Hasan's shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he pulled the trigger, the official Pentagon report refused to mention Islam or use the word Muslim. And said the army chief of staff, "As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." Seth Leibsohn is here to show how, for lack of clarity, conviction, and determination, America is on the verge of declaring preemptive cultural surrender in the war on terror.
4:40 – "There Be Dragons"
Roland Joffé, director of The Mission and There Be Dragons, calls himself an agnostic, but he seems to be a remarkably God-haunted one. Steven Greydanus represented Ave Maria Radio at the premiere and press junket for There Be Dragons. Joffé, the writer-director, reflected on what drew him to There Be Dragons Joffé — a film set during the Spanish Civil War that has predictably elicited media controversy for its positive treatment of St. Josemaria Escrivá, played by Charlie Cox, and Opus Dei, the personal prelature he founded. There Be Dragons opens in the US on Friday and Steven is here to discuss what he learned from the interviews and how the film portrays Opus Dei and St. Jose Maria Escriva.
5:00 – Usama Bin Laden Brought to Justice: What Does This Mean for the War on Terror
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. message to al-Qaeda remains the same today, but it "might have even greater resonance" in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death. Clinton said bin Laden's death was a milestone in the war on terrorism, but stressed that the "battle to stop al-Qaeda and its syndicate of terror" is not over. Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch is here to look at Bin Laden and the future of the War on Terrorism.
5:20 – Blessed John Paul the Great’s Vision for Our Mission
Blessed John Paul the Great focused in a special way on what he described as the “new evangelization” called for by “the new and unique situation in which the world and the church find themselves at the threshold of the third millennium, and the urgent needs which result.” The pope's call to a new evangelization is a prophetic and revolutionary calling to the Roman Catholic Church. He saw the need for a "great relaunching" of evangelization in the present life of the Church in a variety of ways. Peter Herbeck is Vice-President and Director of Missions at Renewal Ministries and joins us to look at Blessed John Paul the Great’s vision for our mission.
5:40 – Money, Greed and God
Does capitalism promote greed? Can a person follow Jesus' call to love others and also support capitalism? Was our recent economic crisis caused by flaws inherent to our free market system? Jay Richards presents a new approach to capitalism, revealing how it's fully consistent with Jesus’ teachings and the Christian tradition, while also showing why this system is our best bet for renewed economic vigor. Jay is here to discuss Money, Greed, and God.