Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 13
4:00 – Fertility Decline in the Muslim World
There remains a widely perceived notion — still commonly held within intellectual, academic, and policy circles in the West and elsewhere — that “Muslim” societies are especially resistant to embarking upon the path of demographic and familial change that has transformed population profiles in Europe, North America, and other “more developed” areas (un terminology). But such notions speak to a bygone era; they are utterly uninformed by the important new demographic realities that reflect today’s life patterns within the Arab world, and the greater Islamic world as well. Nicholas Eberstadt joins us to present the evidence.
4:40 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – Holocaust Memorial Alters Wording on the Wartime Role of Pope Pius XII
The decision of Yad Vashem’s Holocaust museum to alter a caption describing Pope Pius XII should be seen as evidence of “honesty and growing trust” among those researching the controversial record of the wartime Pope, the outgoing papal nuncio to Israel has said. Archbishop Antonio Franco said the decision marks a “step forward” toward ending the controversy, though he did not know if that would happen soon. Pius XII scholar Ron Rychlak joins us.