Carmelite nuns are one of the last traditional conservative orders of nuns left today. One of their convents was recently 'reviewed' by visitors from Rome who later proclaimed the convent had a year to decide whether to join an order of activist nuns or face closure. Joining us today is Philadelphia-based author and columnist Thom Nickels (thomnickels.blogspot.com). This Carmelite convent issue points to a larger problem within the Catholic Church: that there is a civil war brewing between the conservative, traditionalist arm and the more progressive, get-with-the-times wing. Time will tell how it plays out, but right now the Pope is firmly on one side of the issue.
Can we turn around the bad times we're experiencing today or is it too late? Either way, what does that mean for our future and for the future of the Christian Church? Joining us today is Mike LeMay, retired General Manager of Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He discusses how the few foundational blocks holding up Western society are beginning to wobble and once the first one collapses, the others won't be far behind. A public-private partnership has been created that will usher in this collapse, all while claiming they have the answers. How will churches fare? There will be worldly churches and there will be underground churches. We can fight the battles of this world, but keep your heart in the Lord. Know that while the Bible says we will lose the earthly battle, we will ultimately win the eternal war.