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Catholic Connection – November 19, 2020 – Hour 2

Mary Eberstadt explains her article titled “The Fury of the Fatherless.” Caleb Lyman goes over Becket’s 2nd Annual Religious Freedom Index.

Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 – The Fury of the Fatherless

“The Trump administration’s recent designation of several American cities as “anarchic jurisdictions” may turn out to have been nothing more than a quixotic gambit in the supercharged run-up to November 3. But the fact that it was thinkable in the first place points to a truth beyond electoral politics: The frenzy that has been enacted in city after American city since May 2020 demands more scrutiny than it has yet received.” …

Mary Eberstadt

Mary Eberstadt is an influential American writer whose contributions to the intellectual landscape traverse several genres. An author of both non-fiction and fiction, her social commentary draws from various fields including anthropology, intellectual history, philosophy, popular culture, sociology, and theology. She is known for her public service and is a sought after public speaker. Central to her diverse interests are questions concerning the philosophy and culture of Western civilization and the fate and aspirations of post-modern man.

Article: “The Fury of the Fatherless”

Segment 3 – The Fury of the Fatherless

Mary Eberstadt continued

Segment 4 – Religious Freedom Index

On November 17, Becket released the second edition of its annual Religious Freedom Index, a comprehensive study that tracks trends in American perspectives on religious freedom. Each year, the Index questions and results cover American attitudes across six dimensions of religious liberty opinion. Caleb shares their findings.

Caleb Lyman
Director of Research & Analytics, Becket

Previously head of graphic design since 2015, his art, photography and infographics have been used by Forbes, Wall Street Journal Video, Fox News, National Review, Reason Magazine, Washington Examiner and others. His work has also been recognized by Graphic Design USA with an American Graphic Design Award.

Religious Freedom Index 2020 from Becket

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