Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 2, 2019
4:00 – The Redemption of a Nazi Commandant
We spoke recently with Stan Williams, who is developing a film about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe and his spiritual battle with Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess. Hoess was born into a Catholic and, shortly before his execution, acknowledged the enormity of his crimes and begged forgiveness. Stan joins us to finish the story.
4:20 – The Coddling of the American Mind
Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Social gatherings are accused of promoting Cultural Appropriation. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. You may remember some schools offering coloring books to students after Trump’s election. But despite all these efforts to make students feel “safer,” rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? We talk with Greg Lukianoff.
5:00 – Catholics and the American South
It’s easy to forget how far Catholic have come in the US; we were never the cultural majority and for a large part of American history, Catholics have faced harsh anti-Catholicism. What was like for Catholics in the South during the years leading up to the Civil War? How did they handle life in a society in which slavery was so ingrained? We talk with Adam Tate.