Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 24
4:00 – The Politicization of the Justice Department
The Department of Justice is America’s premier federal law enforcement agency. And according to J. Christian Adams, it’s also a base that has become a tool used to impose an agenda on the American people. A five-year veteran of the DOJ and a key attorney in pursuing the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, Adams recounts the shocking story of how a once-storied federal agency has become a political weapon.
4:30 – The Color of Rain: How Two Families Found Faith, Hope, and Love in the Midst of Tragedy
This real-life Brady Bunch story is about what it means to endure the unthinkable---and still open one's heart to what's next. When two childhood friends die of cancer six weeks apart, the shared experience of loss brings their grieving spouses together. After months of late-night phone calls, family dinners, and countless dreams and tears, this unlikely pair builds a trust, a love, and a shared life. Along the way, they discovered that God can restore the darkest circumstances---and even from death, He can bring new life. Michael and Gina Spejn’s gripping story of 'growing new hearts' will inspire us not only to survive loss but also to receive the new courage, faith, and identity that God gives in the midst of tragedy.
5:00 – New In Paperback - The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II--The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy
“As March gave way to April in the spring of 2005 and the world kept vigil outside the apostolic palace in Rome, the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, then drawing to a poignant end, was already being described as one of the most consequential in two millennia of Christian history.” With these words, world-renowned author and NBC Vatican analyst George Weigel begins his long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. Now out in paperback, Weigel tells the dramatic story of the Pope’s battle with communism in light of new and recently disclosed information and brings to a close the landmark portrait of a man who not only left an indelible mark on the Catholic Church, but also changed the course of world history. George is here.
5:30 – Vatican Calls for Universal Monetary Bank and Regulations?
A Vatican document released this morning called for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the "inequalities and distortions of capitalist development." The 41-page text titled "Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority" was prepared by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. It said the current global financial crisis has revealed "selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods on a great scale." It called for the establishment of “a supranational authority” with worldwide scope and “universal jurisdiction” to guide economic policies and decisions. We hear from the Acton Institute to interpret the document.