Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 11
4:00 – A blessing for the Vatican in (really) deep disguise
Human rights lawyers and victims of clergy sexual abuse have filed a complaint urging the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials for crimes against humanity for what they described as abetting and covering up the rape and sexual assault of children by priests. Vatican reporter John Allen says this could be a blessing for the Vatican, albeit in (really) deep disguise.
4:20 - Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation
Since 1965 the number of priests in the United States has fallen by some 30,000. But over that same time period, more than 30,000 laypeople have come into the employ of parishes and other Church institutions. Laypeople have stepped up to serve in a variety of new ministries, and they are relieving their pastors of many administrative burdens, enabling them to focus on their proper priestly duties. Lay teachers now outnumber nuns, brothers, and priests in Catholic schools by at least 19 to 1. In the history of the Church, laypeople have never been asked to do so much. Bill Simon Jr. calls attention to this great shift and what it means.
4:40 – ABC News: Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across the Country With No Unified Message
As the “Occupy Wall Street” movement enters its fourth week of protests in lower Manhattan and spreads within New York and to several other major U.S. cities, its message is becoming a bouillabaisse of views representing the many groups that have signed on, and their demands are unclear. Their causes include such diverse issues as global warming, gas prices and corporate greed -- though most seem to be fueled by the common thread of anger at the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the middle class and less fortunate. Economist Dr. Max Torres analyzes the protests.
5:00 – Direct to My Desk - Does Mitt Romney’s Mormon Faith Affect Your Vote?