Talking about the "things that matter most" on October 8
4:00 – Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II
Vatican II was opened Oct. 11, 50 years ago this week. As Church historians have long noted, it takes a few generations for the teaching of a particular Council to substantially weave its way into the fabric of Catholic life. In other words, the time of the harvest is now! We examine “Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II”; a highly acclaimed multi-part conciliar document study series with creator Louis Verricchio.
4:30 – Columbus Day: How Religion Drove The Voyages That Led to America
500 years after he set sail, the dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Historian Carol Delaney is here to radically change our interpretation of the man and his mission. She argues that he was inspired to find a western route to the Orient not only to obtain vast sums of gold for the Spanish Crown but primarily to help fund a new crusade to take Jerusalem from the Muslims—a goal that sustained him until the day he died. Rather than an avaricious glory hunter, Delaney reveals Columbus as a man of deep passion, patience, and religious conviction. On this Columbus Day, we explore her work.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:40 – Spooky Family Films? Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, and ParaNorman
As we enter October and approach Halloween, Catholic Film Critic Steven Greydanus joins us to look at 3 “spooky” family films – Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, and ParaNorman.