Monday, Mar 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 show

The U.S. Supreme Court this week will hear the Little Sisters of the Poor's case against the federal government regarding the mandate requiring insurance coverage of morally objectionable services. The sisters and others say the government's opt-out method still makes them complicit in offering the services. Chicago attorney Jim Geoly joins Bob for an update on the case in light of the recent death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia, leaving only eight judges to hear the case. Fr. David Kelly of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago tells Bob about his work in restorative justice. Then, Andrew Walther of the Knights of Columbus discusses the organization's recent report documenting instances of genocide against Christians by ISIS in the Middle East. Finally, amidst a bruising Republican presidential primary election race, Michael Josephson joins Bob to talk about civility in politics. Josephson is the founder of a Los Angeles-based institute on ethics, as well as Character Counts!, a company that offers training materials to schools to teach character to students.