Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 29
4:00 – Has Newt Changed?
Questions about the past: Did Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich have secret meetings prior to Clinton’s impeachment hearings? How wide was the knowledge of Gingrich’s extramarital affairs? Did Clinton know? Did Clinton’s knowledge affect Gingrich’s actions? The question for the present: What does Gingrich’s conduct then, and the way he has dealt with it, tell us about him today? Marvin Olasky analyzes the rise of Gingrich and we take your calls on Newt and the GOP primary.
5:00 – Catholic University of America: Single-Sex Dorms, Muslims, Lawsuits and the Idea of a Catholic University
At his inauguration as President of the Catholic University of America on Jan. 25, 2011, John Garvey delivered and address entitled “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University”. It was only a few months later that he announced a return to single-sex dorms on campus and faced two lawsuits over the dorm policy and Muslim students’ “religious freedoms”. He joins us to discuss the lawsuits, the campus reaction, and his vision of Catholic higher education.
5:40 – Girls / Catholics Equal in British Throne Succession
Sons and daughters of any future UK monarch will have equal right to the throne, after Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws. The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state unanimously approved the changes at a summit in Perth, Australia. It means a first-born daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would take precedence over younger brothers. The ban on the monarch being married to a Roman Catholic was also lifted. We talk with Catholic British journalist Joanna Bogle.