Today on the Countdown of the Best interviews of 2012
4:00 - #7 - Bishops Were Not Invited to White House HHS Discussions
Despite the President’s “compromise” on the government’s assault on religious liberty, the White House has not offered any concessions to the U.S. bishops’ conference and NEVER contacted them about possible negotiations. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., said “no one from the administration has approached the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for discussions on this matter of a possible ‘compromise.’” Bishop Lori joins us.
4:20 - #6 - Lincoln: The Movie, the Man and the 13th Amendment
The film critics and theater-goers everywhere have overwhelmingly given their collective “thumbs up” to the film “Lincoln” which focuses its scope to the fight over the 13th Amendment. But what about the Lincoln scholars? Ronald White Jr. is the author of numerous books on Lincoln and joins us to give his perspective.
5:00 – #5 - Kresta Comments: The Newtown Massacre
5:20 – #4 - The Cause for Canonization Moves Forward for the Now-Venerable Fulton Sheen
Archbishop Fulton Sheen took a significant step toward sainthood earlier this year when he was declared "venerable" by Pope Benedict XVI. The declaration is the second step toward sainthood for Sheen, named a "servant of God" by Pope John Paul II in 2002. The Vatican already has launched its investigation of a reported miracle at a Peoria hospital that, if authenticated by the church, would elevate Sheen to just one more miracle away from sainthood. Here at the USCCB Conference in Baltimore we talk to Msgr. Stanley Deptula about the life of the now-Venerable Fulton Sheen.