Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 30
4:00 – Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church as it pays tribute and remembers the countless followers of Christ who gave up their lives while standing by their faith during the early years at a time of intense Christian persecution. Pope Clement I, an early Church father said, “the blood of the first martyrs, Christians martyred in the city of Rome during Emperor Nero’s persecution in 64 A.D., has always been and will always be, the seed of Christianity.” Steve Ray is here to focus in on these heroes of the Faith.
4:40 – Ministering in the Countries of East Africa
For the last 10 years Noelle Gornik has been active in various ministries in the Catholic Church around the world. From serving at her local Catholic church, to doing reconciliation work in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to serving at an orphanage run by nuns in Mexico, to a year of service across Europe, and a year of serving the poor in Detroit This past year she has been living and working mainly in Uganda, but also working with the Church in 4 countries in Eastern Africa. She joins is to talk about her work in Africa and her intention to continue to work in Uganda for the next 5 years.
5:00 – The Future of Catholic Press in America
Veteran journalist Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, has been elected president of the Catholic Press Association. The Association just held its annual Convention in Pittsburgh last week and Greg is here to discuss the future of the Catholic Press in America.
5:20 – The Four Causes of the US Financial Crisis
Over the last 6-9 months we have conducted a series intended to fully explore the practical, political, moral and philosophical underpinnings of the financial meltdown of 2008. Our guide has been Dr. Max Torres and each segment we used, as a base of discussion, one book written on an aspect of the financial crisis. Today, we wrap up the series with a look at the 4 main causes of the US financial crisis – lessons learned and not learned from the evens of 2008.