Talking About the “Things that Matter Most” on Nov. 13, 2013
FROM THE USCCB FALL ASSEMBLY IN BALTIMORE, MD
4:00 – Assisting Victims of Typhoon Haiyan / How to
Help the Poor This Christmas
Desperation gripped Philippine islands
devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly today and survivors
panicked over shortages of food, water and medicine, some digging up
underground water pipes and smashing them open. Five days after one of the
strongest storms ever recorded slammed into cities and towns in the central
Philippines, anger and frustration boiled over as essential supplies dwindled.
Some survivors scrawled signs reading "Help us". We talk to Jim Cavnar of Cross Catholic
International about the recovery effort and we also look at one easy way you
can help the poor this Christmas season.
4:40 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – Immigration and Our Nation's Future
is a phenomenon America has experienced countless times over the centuries and
with each wave of new arrivals to our shores comes a discussion of how we
should react. Because what is decided about our immigration laws will have
long-lasting material and spiritual consequences, the Bishops of the state of
CO decided to write a pastoral letter to emphasize some of the moral principles
that should be considered in the discussion. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver is here with us.
5:40 – Lessons for Catholics From Last
The 2016 overtones were
clear in this year's two most high-profile elections. Republican Gov. Chris
Christie's resounding re-election victory in Democratic-leaning New Jersey sets
the opening argument for a possible White House run while Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial
victory gives fellow Democrats — if not his confidante Hillary Rodham Clinton,
herself — a road map for success in the pivotal presidential swing-voting
state. Christie became the first Republican to earn more than 50 percent of the
New Jersey vote in a quarter-century. McAuliffe is the first member of the
party occupying the White House to become Virginia governor since 1977.
Catholic columnist Paul Kengor
reads the tealeaves.