Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 11
4:00 – Kresta Comments - Obama Gay “Marriage” Support Analysis Continues
4:20 – Lawsuit Filed Challenging the HHS Mandate On Behalf of Legatus – The Nation’s Largest Organization of Top Catholic Business Leaders
The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced yesterday that it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate, on behalf of Legatus, the Nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders. The purpose of the lawsuit is to seek a court ruling that permanently blocks the implementation of the HHS Mandate requiring employers and individuals to obtain insurance coverage for abortions and contraception on the grounds that it imposes clear violations of conscience on Americans who morally object to abortion and contraception. We talk to Thomas More attorney, Erin Mersino, lead counsel in the case.
4:40 – Priests for Life Youth Outreach
The Priests for Life Youth Outreach / Stand True Ministries exists first and foremost to glorify God. They stand for the protection of human life from the moment of fertilization to natural death. In order to change hearts and minds they are committed to educate, equip and activate young people to stand up and be a voice for their generation. Director Bryan Kemper is here to share his mission and give a brief update on Fr. Frank Pavone.
5:00 – Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally: Take 2
The first time out we had more than 140 cities and over 65,000 participants, and this time we will top those numbers. It’s the second National Day of Protest Against the HHS Mandates and will be Friday, June 8. We will again gather in cities across the United States to rally in defense of religious freedom and stand up against the HHS Mandate. One of the organizers, Eric Scheidler, is here to discuss it.
5:20 – The Avengers, Chimpanzee, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits
“If The Avengers isn’t necessarily the best superhero movie ever made, it is unquestionably the most superhero movie ever made — and, in that capacity, it is more than well-made enough to take comic-book entertainment to unprecedented levels.” Pretty high praise from Catholic film critic Steven Greydanus. We talk to Steven about The Avengers, Chimpanzee, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
5:40 – Y Disciple: Evangelizing Teens
How to evangelize teens. It’s an issue the Church has been facing for many years, especially after a generation of poor catechesis of teens’ parents. A new program of the Augustine Institute called Y Disciple aims to form youth ministers and adults who can effectively “disciple” teens. Jim Beckman and Chris Stefanick of the Augustine Institute are here to look at what it means to evangelize teens and how it is best accomplish the task.