Celebrate the last day of Christmas with us! We have Monsignor Charles Pope in-studio for his first show back in this New Year! We’ll be discussing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s strong statement today on defunding Planned Parenthood and the new report out by the USCCB on the responsibility the Church has in helping race relations within our country and the world.
We’ll get a glimpse of the HUGE SEEK 2017 Conference taking place in San Antonio now with over 13,000 college students in attendance. Put on my FOCUS, we’ll talk with Jack Delac, a FOCUS missionary who works with college students at the University of Memphis.
A powerful new feature film, Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint, is a modern look at the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often called “The Saint of Second Chances.” This month, Ignatius Press is releasing this inspirational film through theatrical sponsored screenings across the country. Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations are invited to host their own theatrical screening event, where the film will be viewed and participants will be able to purchase a copy of the film.
Diane Hanson of Ingatius Press will be with us to tell us all about the movie that opens with a brief glimpse into Ignatius’ early life and family discord before plunging into the life and times of Ignatius as a young man, revealing a brash, hot-headed soldier in a time of political upheaval in Spain in the 1500’s. Ignatius went from living a life of brutal violence and debauchery, to becoming one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. This film chronicles his torturous struggle to turn from darkness to light—a struggle that nearly destroyed him, but also gave him the key to a spiritual weapon that continues to save lives to this very day.
Catherine Glenn Foster joins who authored a new report out yesterday exposing more abuse and fraud on the hands of Planned Parenthood, wasting over 132 million dollars in taxpayer dollars!
Some of the report’s key findings include:
Planned Parenthood affiliates have been identified as the source of at least $12.8 million in waste, abuse, and potentially fraudulent overbilling and penalties.
One audit uncovered $5.2 million in overbilling by two California Planned Parenthood affiliates; the average overbilled amount per audited year in a single audit was $94,409.
Three federal audits specifically identify Planned Parenthood – and only Planned Parenthood – as the problem in state family planning program overbilling.
“Congress should do what the House of Representatives has twice voted to do: end taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s most profitable abortionist, once and for all,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “Our updated report to Congress documents data from over 50 public audits that point to massive fraud, waste, and abuse by this billion-dollar abortion giant. In light of the now-established fact that nearly one in four Planned Parenthood businesses has been implicated in financial fraud or mismanagement, Congress has an opportunity—and obligation—to protect taxpayers.”
“The extent of waste and abuse in the nation’s family planning programs, and specifically in those operated by Planned Parenthood, is beyond disturbing,” said Charlotte Lozier Institute President Chuck Donovan. “This report joins earlier findings on issues of human trafficking, failure to report statutory rape, alleged violations of fetal organ trafficking laws, and other profound concerns that reinforce the need for Congress to reallocate funds to agencies that respect human life and put women first.”
AND.. by popular demand… Here is the prayer shared today by Lisa during our conversation on the amazing ministry of EnCourage:
Do you believe that I am the Son of God?
And do you believe that I died for all men
and women and that I rose from the dead?
Then why do you continue to be distracted
and anxious about your loved one?
Do they not also belong to me?
Would I refuse to work in their life,
just as I work in yours?
I have not put you in charge of saving them.
I have already done that.
Nor have I charged you to change them.
Your task is to love, to forgive,
to pray for them and to turn them over to me.
Come closer to me yourself
and I will do the rest. TRUST ME!
– Author Unknown –
See you bright and early!