Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 22
4:00 – Kresta
4:20 – Egypt: The Latest Large-Scale Example of Islam's New War on
is the author of the book Crucified Again: Exposing the New War on
Christians. Nowhere is this more
on display than in Egypt. Report after report after report over the past few
weeks out of Egypt are
detailing horrific acts of violence directed towards the countries’ Christian
minority by the Muslim Brotherhood. Ibrahim writes about these acts and many
more in his book which detail the conditions Christians have been subjected to
around the world. As the Brotherhood fights to regain control from the
military, the outlet of their rage has been Egypt’s many Coptic Christians who
are struggling to survive after 2 long years of persecution. He joins us today.
5:00 – Pope Francis
to Consecrate the World to Mary Oct. 13 – Is This the Consecration Called for
in Fatima That Some Say Never Took Place?
Pope Francis will
consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Vatican ceremony on
October 13. The “Marian Day” ceremony, organized by the Pontifical Council for
the New Evangelization, will be held on the anniversary of the final appearance
of the Virgin Mary at Fatima. For the occasion, the original statue of Our Lady
of Fatima will be brought from the shrine in Portugal to the Vatican, for
public veneration on October 12 followed by the consecration ceremony the
following day. Some are asking if this is related to the Blessed Mother’s call
for the consecration of Russia. Wasn’t that done by Blessed John Paul II? Jimmy Akin is here to shed some
light on this.
"Science" Writer Wants Wesley Smith Booted From National Review. Why?
Campbell, the founder of Science 2.0, wants our friend Wesley Smith booted from National
Review. Apparently he is “anti science” because he wrote a piece
opposing three-parent IVF based on moral and ethical concerns. From
Campbell’s tirade: “But there is no reason National Review should be
letting an anti-science fear monger take up this charge against science yet
again. Conservatives claim to be more rational so there is no reason to embrace
the irrational Discovery Institute, yet Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the
Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and quasi-philosophical
lawyer is being encouraged to mask his anti-science agenda under the guise of
ethics.” Wesley responds.
5:40 – Growth in the
Spiritual Life: If Pope Emeritus Benedict Is Doing It You Should Too
Yesterday we learned from the Guardian newspaper
that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said that his resignation in February was
prompted by God, who told him to do it during a "mystical
experience". He reportedly said: "God told me to" when asked
what had pushed him to retire to a secluded residence in the Vatican gardens.
Despite some ridiculous false dichotomies in the story, it raises the question
of growth in the spiritual life – from the Pope to the pew. Dan Burke joins us.