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August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 1, 2017

4:00 – The Good – and Bad – of the Trump Presidency 

President Trump has certainly had his flaws, but he also has made several good appointments. He recently appointed Sam Brownback, a convert to Catholicism, as his Ambassador for Religious Liberty. Rick Santorum was Mr. Brownback’s RICA sponsor. He joins us to discuss the significance of the position and also gives us his impressions of the Trump Presidency.

4:20 – What Pope Francis Gets Right – and Wrong – about Economics  

Pope Francis has sparked international debates with his statements on economics and the proper care of the environment. What does he say about the proper care for the poor? What are his concerns about materialism? How has his background influenced his understanding of capitalism and socialism? We’ll discuss it with Robert Whaples.

5:00 – How Luther Got It Wrong, and Bonhoeffer Got It Right  

Martin Luther’s ideas may have been well-intentioned, but they were based on flawed understandings of Scripture and Church teaching and they led to grievous errors. More than four centuries later, another German – Dietrich Bonhoeffer – authored The Cost of Discipleship, a modern classic of Christian thought. Tim Gray joins us with a look at these two Protestant theologians as we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformations.

5:40 – The Foundations for the New Evangelization

As Catholics we are called to evangelize, but too many of us lack a real understanding of our faith. We vaguely remember what we learned in First Communion or Confirmation class, but haven’t seriously studied the faith since then. Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is working to change that. He joins us to discuss the mission of the Institute of Catholic Culture.