Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 31, 2018
2018 Countdown Day 10
4:00 – #6: Has America’s Genius for Freedom become its greatest threat?
Over the last several years, pundits have tried to explain the causes of the deep political divides in America. There’s one root of these conflicts that never seems to come up, and it has to do with our understanding of Freedom. The American understanding of Freedom can be divided into two camps – the 1776 Camp, which celebrates the ideals of the American Revolution, and the 1789 Camp, which upholds the ideals of the French Revolution. Os Guinness explains.
5:00 – #5: What Francis Knew
We don’t know if Archbishop Vigano’s claims are true, but they do demand investigation. After all, he was the second-ranked Vatican administrator to Pope Benedict, holds doctorates in both Canon and civil law, and has been trusted with clear access to the kind of information he reports. What do we know about the whole situation, and how should we respond to it? We talk with Phil Lawler.