Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 2
Live from the Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit in Chicago
4:00 – The Closing of the Muslim Mind
People are shocked and frightened by the behavior coming out the Islamic world—not only because it is violent, but also because it is seemingly inexplicable. While there are many answers to the question of “what went wrong” in the Muslim world, no one has decisively answered why it went wrong. Until now. In his eye-opening new book, foreign policy expert Robert R. Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture. Bob is here to look at The Closing of the Muslim Mind.
4:40 – De-Christianization and Catholic Action of the 21st Century
Raymond de Souza is one of the Church’s great communicators, and he will be joining Jeff Cavins, Al Kresta, Johnnette Benkovic and more at the Call to Holiness Conference next weekend in Metro Detroit. He will be speaking on De-Christianization and Catholic Action of the 21st Century. We preview the talk.
5:00 – Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Obamacare
President Barack Obama's health-care law, including its mandate that most Americans obtain insurance, went before a U.S. appeals court yesterday, the second of at least three such panels that will consider the act's constitutionality. Opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by Obama in March 2010, have argued Congress exceeded its authority in requiring almost all Americans to have health insurance or face a tax penalty starting in 2014. Rob Muise of the Thomas More Law Center argued the case and his here to report for us.
5:20 – Proposed bill would effectively ban US Catholic adoption agencies
A bill submitted to the US Congress could bring an end to the work of all Catholic adoption agencies in the US, by requiring agencies to place children in the households of homosexual couples. The bill introduced by Democratic Congressman Pete Stark of California—and ironically named the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act”—would ban discrimination in adoption and foster-care placement. The bill has 52 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. Similar legislation at the local level has led to the closing of Catholic adoption agencies in Massachusetts, Illinois, and San Francisco. Tom McClusky, the Catholic Senior Vice President of Family Research Council Action is here.
5:40 – TBA