Kresta in the Afternoon – February 12, 2018 – Hour 1

+  10 Reasons Catholics Don't Evangelize

  • Description: A recent survey asked Christians of different denominations, percentage wise, how important evangelization was to their understanding of the Faith. Mainline Protestants answered 60%. Evangelicals answered 85%. And Catholics answered 3%. Why the low number? We'll discuss it with Fr Dwight Longenecker.
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    • Fr. Dwight Longenecker
      Fr. Dwight Longenecker was raised in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. In 1995 Fr. Dwight and his family were received into the Catholic Church and in 2006 he was ordained as a Catholic priest under the special pastoral provision for married former Anglican clergy. He's the author of many books including The Mystery of the Magi. Visit dwightlongenecker.com.
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+  Why Did Liberalism Fail? What Happens Next?

  • Description: Of the three dominant political ideologies of the 20th Century – fascism, communism and liberalism – only liberalism remains. But we can’t forget that it is still an evolving ideology, not the natural end-state of political evolution. Paradoxically, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in recorded history. Has liberalism become a victim of its own success? What happens now? We’ll talk with Patrick Deneen.
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    • Dr. Patrick Deneen
      Patrick J. Deneen is David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He's the author of many books, most recently Why Liberalism Failed.
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    • Why Liberalism Failed

      Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism’s proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural end-state of human political evolution. As Patrick Deneen argues in this provocative book, liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions: it trumpets equal rights while fostering incomparable material inequality; its legitimacy rests on consent, yet it discourages civic commitments in favor of privatism; and in its pursuit of individual autonomy, it has given rise to the most far-reaching, comprehensive state system in human history. Here, Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure. (learn more)

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