Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 13
4:00 – Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
When 1999 turned into 2000, a lot of people asked, “Who was the Man of the Century?” And many answered, “Solzhenitsyn.” That was a very solid choice. Born in 1918, Alezander Solzhenitsyn became the voice and conscience of the Russian people. There was no greater or more effective foe of Communism, or of totalitarianism in general. His Gulag Archipelago was a crushing blow to the Soviet Union — after its publication in the mid-1970s, the USSR had no standing, morally. The book was effective because it was true. He passed away in 2008 at age 89. We talk with his biographer, Joseph Pearce, who has just updated and re-released Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
5:00 – Archdiocese of Detroit to Review Liturgical Abuses at the American Catholic Council Closing Mass
Saying there were significant abuses at a mass held Sunday by liberal Catholics, Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron will commission a "careful and thorough review" of the services led by a local Catholic priest, a church spokesman said. Defying Vigneron's orders, the Rev. Bob Wurm, 78, a retired Catholic priest from Ferndale, presided over a Mass at Cobo Center attended by about 1,500 dissidents. Most of them were liberals seeking to reform the church. Al attended a portion of the American Catholic Council “dissent-fest” and also spoke on the group Saturday at the “Call to Holiness” conference. We talk with Ned McGrath, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Detroit and Al has some commentary on the events of the last three days.