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July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 3, 2020

 4:00 – The Rise of Civil War Catholics

 In the bloody Civil War that split our nation, American bishops worked for the success of the Union . . . and of the Confederacy! As Catholics slaughtered Catholics, pious priests on both sides prayed God to give success in battle. . . to their own side. Men in blue and men in gray flinched at the Consecration as cannonballs (fired by Catholic opponents) rained down on them during battlefield Masses. We look at the experiences of Catholics in the Civil War with Fr Charles Connor.

 5:00 – Kresta Comments: We Hold These Truths  

What did Thomas Jefferson when he wrote “we hold these truth?” Al looks at this and other iconic passages in a special Independence Day commentary.

5:20 – The Founding Fathers and the Bible 

In Colonial times, no book was more accessible or familiar than the Bible. It was by far the most alluded to and quoted source during political discourse and was well-known to the Founding Fathers. How did they use the Bible when they were founding the new nation? We’ll look at their diverse use of scripture and theology with Daniel Dreisbach.