Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 11
Live From Living Bread Radio in Canton, OH
4:00 - National Disgust / Moral Outrage Over Penn State Sex Abuse Cover-up
In Happy Valley, Joe Paterno is King. In his 46th season as head coach, Joe Paterno can claim 409 career wins for a program annually generating $72 million. Penn State takes its football very, very seriously. Credible accounts that a former assistant coach was raping young boys? Not so seriously. Eyewitnesses saw former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky do horrible things in the Lions' locker room. And it appears now that everyone from coaches, athletic directors, administrators, and even the University President chose to look the other way. Catholic sports reporter Vic Faust is here.
4:20 – Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of the Life Issues
How do we make sense of life? How should we treat others? How should we reasonably be expected to be treated by others? When human life is at stake, are there reasonable principles we can rely on to guide our actions? How should our laws be framed to protect human life? What kind of society should be built? Many people rely on their religious beliefs to answer these questions. But not everyone accepts the same religious premises or recognizes the same spiritual authorities. Are there "public arguments" --reasons that can be given that do not presuppose agreement on religious grounds or common religious commitments--that can guide our thoughts and actions, as well as our laws and public policies? Father Robert Spitzer says “yes” and joins us to make the argument.
5:00 – Collin Raye: Catholic Convert, Country Music star, and Defender of Life
“I would just worship the ground that she walked on,” said country music legend Collin Raye, talking about his firstborn grandchild Haley Marie Bell. “Then eventually she didn’t walk. Then she couldn’t crawl. Then she couldn’t hold her hands up. She would fall over. She couldn’t control her head. She lost the ability to speak.” Haley had a neurological disorder that the best doctors in the country could not diagnose. Raye, a Catholic convert who has recorded five platinum albums sold eight million and has been nominated five times as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, is here to talk about his granddaughter, his faith journey and his new album of sacred music.