Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 23
4:00 – Kresta Comments – Movie Massacre in Aurora
4:20 – Penn State Gets Devastating Sanctions from NCAA
The NCAA on Monday announced a series of unprecedented sanctions against the Penn State football program for its involvement in the sexual abuse scandal that centered on former coach Jerry Sandusky. The penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban, an annual reduction of 10 scholarships over a four-year period and five years of probation. One purely punitive measure - all of Penn State’s wins from 1998 to 2011 have been vacated, which means that Joe Paterno, who oversaw the Nittany Lions’ football program for nearly 46 years, no longer is the sport’s all-time winningest coach. We talk to Catholic ABC sports reporter and news anchor Vic Faust.
4:40 – National NFP Awareness Week
Were you aware that yesterday kicked off Natural Family Planning Awareness Week? Every year, the Natural Family Planning Program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sponsors an NFP Awareness Week to coincide with the anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical reaffirming the traditional Catholic teaching on birth control, on July 25, 1968. We talk to Dr. Dan Greene of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
5:00 – The Penn State Sanctions: Devastation All Around
Dr. Ben Novak served on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 12 years and in recent years has been a critic of the University’s centralizing of power within the school. He has also been a staunch supporter of Joe Paterno. He joins us today to analyze the sanctions handed down this morning by the NCAA against PSU.
5:20 – Kresta Comments: Penn State and the Batman Massacre
5:40 – “The Dark Night Rises” – A Review
The man accused of killing 12 people in a shooting at a Batman film screening in Aurora, Colorado has appeared in court for the first time today. Catholic film critic Steven Greydanus is here to review “The Dark Night Rises” and offer some thoughts on the Aurora shootings.