Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 6
4:00 – When the Wolves Came In
Father Francis Theodore "Ted" Pfeifer, O.M.I., an Oblate Missionary Priest from Texas, served the indigenous people of southern Mexico for 44 years, during a period of increasing violence due to the influx of Mexican drug traffickers. In this remote region where Father Ted often had to travel on horseback through mountainous terrain to reach inhabitants living in shanties with dirt floors, the desire to bring Christ to these poor people was his mission in life. Though the drug gangs tried to intimidate and silence him and at least once tried to murder him, Father Ted did not leave his beloved congregation in the Mexican State of Oaxaca until health issues forced him to retire. He joins us to share his experiences.
5:00 – Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century
In recent years the Catholic Church has gone through turbulent times with the uncovering of horrible abuse. As a result many positive aspects of what the Catholic Church teaches and practices are now being overlooked, not just by the media, but by people in and out of the pews. This is not only unfortunate, but detrimental to society at large. As Bill Donohue makes plain, the Church’s teachings remain the best guide to good living ever adopted. Moreover, the content of these teachings defy today's typical ideological categorizations; the Church is decidedly conservative in matters of morality and compellingly liberal in social and economic affairs. Bill is here to tell us Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century.