Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 10
4:00 – The Debate Over Internet Privacy
House lawmakers last week debated proposed updates to the Children’s Online Private Protection rules by the Federal Trade Commission that Web firms be required to seek greater permissions from parents to collect information about children under the age of 13. This comes amidst a large debate over privacy on the internet. We talk with Mark Bowden, author of Worm, the story of the battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it—the ongoing war taking place literally beneath our fingertips.
4:20 - The Desert Fathers: Saint Anthony and the Beginnings of Monasticism
In the late third century, more and more people withdrew to the radical seclusion of the desert so as to live entirely for God under the direction of a spiritual father. Among these "Desert Fathers" one figure is especially preeminent: Saint Anthony the Hermit. We go back to the hour when monasticism was born and describes the life of those revolutionary Christians who sought God in the Egyptian desert. Tony Ryan of Ignatius Press is our guide.
4:40 – The Greatest Miracle
The Greatest Miracle is a 3D animated film on the Mass. Made by some of the creative talent behind films like Hercules, Spider Man and Ice Age, The Greatest Miracle tells the story of three strangers whose lives intersect one morning at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. There, each person meets their guardian angel and is given the gift to see the world through spiritual eyes and take full account of their blessings. We talk with producer Pablo Barroso and composer Mark McKenzie.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
A Texas pastor introduced Rick Perry at a major conference of Christian conservatives here on Friday as “a genuine follower of Jesus Christ” and then walked outside and attacked Mitt Romney’s religion, calling the Mormon Church a cult and stating that Mr. Romney “is not a Christian.” The comments by the pastor, Robert Jeffress of Dallas, injected a potentially explosive issue into the presidential campaign. Al has some comments on this issue.
5:30 – Vianney Speaks
Vianney Speaks, the latest Saint Luke Productions television drama, will premiere on October 14 & 15 on EWTN Global Catholic Television Network. This unique program depicts the passionate sermons and fervent prayers of JohnVianney, the beloved French pastor, as portrayed by actor and film director Leonardo Defilippis. Vianney Speaks grew out of Saint Luke Productions' live theatrical production VIANNEY,which has been touring the US and Canada, and has inspired audiences of more than 100,000 since its premiere in 2009. This made-for-television program is guaranteed to deepen understanding of the Catholic faith by highlighting a combination of the interior struggles of Vianney and his compelling sermons, which converted thousands of souls. Leonardo joins us.