Talking about the Things That Matter Most on July 22, 2019
4:00 – Catholic Leadership in the “Next America”
We’ve talked before about the decline of Christianity in American culture; a recent survey by the Barna Group lists several cities in the once heavily Catholic New England as the most “post-Christian” cities in America. Archbishop Charles Chaput also addressed this in his 2010 article, “Catholics and the Next America.” The NAPA institute was formed to help Catholic leaders face the challenges posed by this Next America. We’ll talk with John Meyer about their work and the NAPA Conference that begins this week.
4:20 – The Foundations of Morality
Each of us knows that certain things are wrong—not because we believe they are wrong, but because they really are wrong. What is the root of morality? Is there a hope for the new “moral science” being pursued by figures such as Sam Harris? We’ll talk with Paul Nedelisky.
5:00 – Social Science Apologetics: As The Family Goes, So Goes the World – Catholic Family Life Symposium Recap
“As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” Saint John Paul proclaimed this during his 1986 Apostolic Pilgrimage to Australia and the role of the family was an important theme of his papacy. As we mentioned this spring, these themes were explored at a Catholic Family Life Symposium this weekend by a group of high-level theologians, social scientists and pastoral ministry professionals. Greg Popcak joins us with a recap of what was discussed.
5:20 – Reconceiving the Trinity
What is the Trinity – or rather Who is the Trinity? How can we relate to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a way analogous to how we relate to each other? We talk with Fr Thomas Weinandy about reconceiving the Trinity.