Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 8
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – The HHS Mandate Cases and Where They Go From Here
Amid a flurry of court rulings, strict fines kicked in last week for employers that refuse to abide by the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraceptive mandate. However, recent judges' opinions on the mandate—which, among other things, requires insurance coverage of emergency contraceptives which act as abortifacients—have been anything but unanimous. So what have the decisions been and what do they mean for the future of the legal process on this issue? Attorney Mark Rienzi of the Beckett Fund joins us.
4:40 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Ralph Martin Reflects on His Participation at the Pope’s Synod on the New Evangelization
Every Baptized Catholic is called to evangelization, says Dr. Ralph Martin, Consultor for the synod on New Evangelization. President of Renewal Ministries, Dr. Martin was appointed as one of five experts from the United States to participate in the synod on New Evangelization. Ralph joins us today to reflect on the synod and the call of Christians everywhere to evangelize.