Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 9
4:00 – Vengeance on the Prairie: Former KS Attorney Phil Kline and His Pro-Life Quest
Two ethics investigations have cleared former Kansas prosecutor Phill Kline of allegations that he mishandled evidence in abortion cases, but he's now facing a third. Critics suspect that challenging Planned Parenthood was his real crime. Journalist Les Sillars joins us to lay out the story.
4:30 – The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God: The Story of Ruth Pakaluk, Convert, Mother and Pro-Life Activist
We hear the powerful story of an amazing woman, Ruth Pakaluk, who converted to Catholicism at Harvard, married her college sweetheart and joyfully welcomed seven children. She became a renowned pro-life leader and brilliant debater, who was struck with breast cancer and died at the young age of forty-one. Her husband, Michael Pakaluk, is here to tell her story.
5:00 – The ACC vs. Call to Holiness: For Dissenters, We Are All Priests Now
While faithful Catholics concluded their celebration of the Year of the Priest only last spring, a coalition of dissident organizations like Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, and the Women’s Ordination Conference have issued a “universal call to ministry” to help build a “non-clerical Catholic Church in which the laity reclaims their baptismal priesthood.” Promising a “radically inclusive understanding of the role and responsibilities of all the Baptized,” the dissident groups are planning to hold the American Catholic Council during Pentecost to encourage the laity to “remove the two-tiered system that separates the ordained from the non-ordained.” For the dissidents, we’re all priests now. Ann Hendershott has been reporting on the ACC from its inception and is here to discuss them and their agenda.
5:40 – Kresta Comments - The Media “Freakshow”
If you have watched any television coverage of the Anthony Weiner sex-scandal, especially the 24-hour news networks, you will know quite well that it has quickly become merely another partisan war. Republican call for his resignation and point out the Democrats’ hypocrisy for wanting the resignation of Republican’s who have found themselves embroiled in scandal. Democrats say Rep. Weiner should stay put and point out the Republican hypocrisy for supporting other Republicans who have found themselves embroiled in scandal in the past. It’s the type of situation that ABC reporter Mark Halperin has dubbed “The Freakshow.” Al has some comments.