Talking about the "things that matter most" on September 5
4:00 – Could
there be a 'Saint G.K. Chesterton?'
opening address at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference held at Assumption
College, Dale Ahlquist,
President of the American Chesterton Society, announced that Bishop Peter Doyle
of Northampton, England, has given permission to state that he “is sympathetic
to our wishes and is seeking a suitable cleric to begin an investigation into
the potential for opening a cause for [G.K.] Chesterton.” The announcement was
met with loud cheers and great emotion as members of the American Chesterton
Society have long awaited an official step toward G.K. Chesterton’s Cause for
Canonization. We talk to Dale about the possibility of St. Chesterton.
4:40 – Pope
Francis Up Close
to know the inside story of the recent abdication by one Pope and the
election of a startling new one--complete with colorful photos and analysis by
the noted journalist Philip Lawler?
Well, here it is. An outstanding photo journal featuring more than 150 full
color photos tells the inspiring story of Pope Francis. He loves the
tango and was trained as a Chemist. In his youth he had a regular girlfriend
whom he planned to marry. For a Pope, Francis has an unusual life story.
Drawing from conversations, interviews, inside information, and the Pope's own
writings and talks, A Call to Serve
offers first-hand information, moving reflections, and profound insights into
the life of Jorge Bergoglio, the fascinating papal election, the challenges
ahead, and the heart of Pope Francis. Phil joins us.
5:00 – Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love
Before he was the world’s
foremost Catholic biographer, Joseph
Pearce was a leader of the National Front, a British-nationalist,
white-supremacist group. Before he published books highlighting and celebrating
the great Catholic cultural tradition, he disseminated literature extolling the
virtues of the white race, and calling for the banishment of all non-white from
Britain. Pearce and his cohorts were at the center of the racial and
nationalist tensions—often violent—that swirled around London in the late-1970s
and early 80s. A one-year prison term spurred a sea change in his life. He is
here to talk about it.