Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 5, 2018
Broadcasting from Washington, DC at the Dignity of Work Conference!
4:00 – Work and Leisure
There was a time when having time for leisure was a sign of affluence – even after you had done all you needed to provide food and shelter for yourself and your family, you still had time to pursue other interests. But somewhere along the way that changed, and now we brag about being busy as a sign of how important our work is. We talk with Max Torres.
4:20 – Developing Virtue through Work
We don’t work solely to provide for ourselves. Work is an opportunity for us to increase our virtue by living out our vocation. Brandon Vaidyanathan has more.
4:40 – The Catechism of Business
The Catholic Church has over the years developed extensive and detailed guidance for many areas of business. But this guidance is often buried within lengthy teaching documents that may not be easily accessible to the busy executive. Answers to specific moral questions may be tough to find, but Dr Joseph Capizzi joins us with the answers.
5:00 – What is the Dignity of Work?
Human dignity and the common good are the essential aims of work. But how can we organize public life toward this goal? That’s been the question of this week’s Dignity of Work conference. We talk with Tim Busch.
5:20 – The Theology of Home
Home, by its nature, foreshadows heaven. Pope Saint John Paul II’s final words in this life were “Let me go to the house of the Father.” He wanted to go home – to the home that all of us are willed by God to go to, even if he allows our own will to lead us somewhere else. But beginning in the 1960s, women were encouraged to leave the home. What have been the effects of this loss of home? We talk with Carrie Gress.
5:40 – Kresta Comments: A Catholic Understanding of Business