Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 18, 2018
4:00 – Catholicism and the American Founding
As we’ve discussed in the past, the early days of America were a time of rampant anti-Catholicism. Catholics played little direct role in the founding of America, but America was still founded on deeply Catholic principles such as Natural Law and Natural Rights. Brad Birzer joins us.
4:40 – UNESCO recognizes Christian sites in Japan
The 2016 film Silence brought new attention to the incredible persecution suffered by Japanese Catholic sand other Christians during the Tokugawa period. And just last month the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized 12 places in the country as UNESCO World Heritage sites. These include the Nagasaki basilica commemorating 26 Catholic martyrs and Hara Castle, the site of the Shimbara rebellion. We talk with Makoto Fujimura.
5:00 – Monica Miller, Red Rose Rescuer, is Free!
Over the last few months we’ve been following the story of the Red Rose Rescuers, who were arrested after they entered an abortion clinic and offered roses and hope to the mothers in the waiting room. Monica Miller was arrested for her participation and banned from sidewalk counseling at any abortion clinic in the US. She disregarded this and was sent to jail. She is free now and joins us.
5:20 – Will Smart Machines Kill the American Dream?
Since its inception, America has been governed by the belief that if you work hard and conduct yourself responsibly, you will be able to prosper. But the latest wave of technology has brought that idea into doubt. Increasingly sophisticated “smart” machines will replace millions of blue and white-collar jobs. Will this kill the American dream? We talk with Jay Richards.