Talking about the "things that matter most" on Apr. 17
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – St. Maximilian Kolbe and Religious Liberty in This Year of Faith
Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz is the professional live production that tells the dramatic story of one man who stood up to the evil forces of Nazism, holds a powerfully relevant message for our culture, at a time when religious freedom and values are under attack. To promote the defense of religious freedom by highlighting the very sacrifice of Kolbe’s life, Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz was performed for the Fortnight for Freedom in Phoenix, Arizona and has since successfully toured across the United States. The production is now being presented at many locations as a perfect complement for the Year of Faith, as declared by Benedict VXI. The creator and actor of this one-man-drama, Leonardo DeFilippis, joins us.
4:40 – Ninth Abortion Center Closed, Or Kept From Opening, In MI In The Last 18 Months
The American Family Planning abortion-center, owned and operated by 73-year-old Korean-born abortionist, Noon-Nahm Ann—open for over 20 years— has closed its doors forever. The clinic’s last day was Friday April 12, 2013. The closing of AFP marks the 6th abortion center to close its doors in Michigan since last September 2012 and the 9th abortion center to close, or be kept from opening in Michigan in the last 18 months! In addition, the retirement of Ann means that 3 major Michigan abortionists have retired this year—namely the notorious Alberto Hodari, as well as Enrique Gerbi. Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society joins us to discuss this extraordinary news.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – When Tragedy Strikes, Remember Who You Are
Whether we are reacting to the headlines out of Boston or dealing with personal tragedies, it is easy to forget who we are when we go through difficult times. Instead of thinking and acting like the sons and daughters of God that we are, we can become petty, spiteful, isolating, self-pitying and even vengeful. It was this impulse Pope Francis was challenging when he reminded all of us in his message to the people of Boston to ‘resolve to not be overcome by evil, but to combat evil by doing good.” We talk to Dr. Greg Popcak about this as well as how to talk to your children about violent tragedies. ore Show less
5:40 – Are Falling Gold Prices A GOOD Thing?
In the last few days gold has plunged so deep that it’s being called the worst drop — at least in percentage terms — in 30 years. That brings us back to the early Reagan period, when falling gold was regarded as a good thing. Back then, lower gold showed inflation coming down after the horrible 1970s. It also showed confidence in the economy recovering and greater respect for the dollar. Over the next two decades, in the ’80s and ’90s, gold basically dropped in round numbers from $800 an ounce all the way to $250. Stocks soared. So did jobs and the economy. But markets have reacted a bit differently this time. On Monday, stocks fell over 200 points in tandem with gold’s $150 drop. What should we make of this? Investment analyst George Schwartz is here.