Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on August 11, 2017
4:00 – Kresta News Roundup: New Study Explores the Importance of Thankfulness
4:20 – Fifty Years after Land o’ Lakes, Catholic Education Needs Renewal
July 23 was the 50th anniversary of what is commonly known as the Land o’ Lakes Statement, the result of a three-day conference on the nature of contemporary Catholic universities. The signatories vowed to avoid “theological imperialism” in favor of “creative dialogue” and pledged themselves to “true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of any kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself.” 50 years later, many Catholic universities have completely caved to the culture and – save for an empty on-campus chapel and a required “religious studies” course – are indistinguishable from their secular counterparts. Bishop James Conley joins us to discuss the path to renewal.
5:00 – Kresta News Roundup: A Modern Vocation Crisis?
5:20 – Pastor Hillary? Not as Crazy as You May Think
Hillary Clinton has reportedly told her longtime spiritual advisor Bill Shilady that she wants to preach. It’s not a new idea for her; in 1994 she told Ken Woodward that she thought all the time about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. Despite her liberal views on religious liberty, abortion and sexuality Clinton’s faith plays a big role in her life and she is well-grounded in her own Christian traditions. We’ll talk about it with Paul Kengor.
5:40 – The Church’s Influence during the Race Riots
2017 is the 50th Anniversary of many things, including the “Summer of Love,” the Monterrey Pop Festival that skyrocketed Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to international fame ace riots in Detroit and other cities and the Land o’ Lakes Conference. 1967 also saw race riots break out in several major cities, including Detroit. Kathy Schiffer joins us to talk about how the Catholic Church responded to these riots.