Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 31, 2017
4:00 – Family Life in a Post-Christian World
America is rapidly becoming irreligious as it fails to acknowledge any benefit of the Christian faith, or even an existence of God. Parents used to be able to rely on the culture to support them in raising their kids to be happy, healthy and holy. Those days are long gone. How should parents and grandparents deal with raising kids in a post-Christian world? We’ll talk with Mary Rice Hasson.
4:20 – A New Moral Vision for America
We’ll wrap up our discussion with Mary, and then shift gears to talk with Alan Sears. Alan has spent his career defending religious liberty. He joins us with a look at the importance of religious liberty and the natural law, and previews a major upcoming religious liberty case at the Supreme Court.
5:00 – The Uniqueness of Catholic Education
Many of our Catholic institutions of higher learning have gone through an identity crisis, minimizing their Catholic roots and becoming virtually indistinguishable from their secular counterparts. Dan Guernsey works with the Cardinal Newman Society to help Catholic schools rediscover what sets Catholic education apart. He joins us.
5:20 – The Revival of the Church in Eastern Russia
From the launch of the Russian Revolution in 1917 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Communist regime did everything it did to destroy the Christian faith. In the 25 years since, Fr. Daniel Mauer has worked to restore Christianity to the region. We’ll talk with him about his work and the future of the faith in Russia.
5:40 – The Next Great Awakening
Historians debate the precise number of “Great Awakenings” that have profoundly affected American culture, politics and history. They generally agree that the First Great Awakening of the mid-18th Century set in motion the ideas that formed the national mind and spirit during the Revolution, while the Second Great Awakening of the early 20th Century shaped the social dynamics of the Civil War. George Weigel joins us with a look at the next Great Awakening and what it means for our political discourse.