Marquette University men’s basketball standout Markus Howard is having a banner year. He’s earned the Big East Conference Player of the Year award on his way to leading Marquette toward a (hopefully) deep run in the N.C.A.A. tournament.
He’s also become a leading advocate for mental health care.
We talk to Markus about why he decided to start going to therapy and why he started talking about it publicly. Are we closer to ending the stigma surrounding mental health care?
In Signs of the Times, we lament the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, many who worked for humanitarian agencies. We ask: was Pete Davidson’s joke comparing support for R. Kelly to support for the Catholic Church offensive? Why did an elementary school teacher tell her student to wash off his ashes on Ash Wednesday? Why was a child of a same-sex couple denied admittance to a Catholic school? Finally, what’s the future of religious life going to look like when fewer people are entering orders?
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Links from the show:
Catholic Relief Services Mourns The Loss Of Four Staff Killed In Ethiopian Airlines Crash
Pete Davidson Compares R. Kelly to Catholic Church on Saturday Night Live
Utah teacher facing discipline for making Catholic student remove Ash Wednesday mark
Catholic School in Kansas Faces a Revolt for Rejecting a Same-Sex Couple’s Child
2 out of 3 religious orders had no entrants in 2018
Markus Howard brings awareness to his own mental health
What’s on tap?
Water, Seltzer, Tea.