Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on June 25, 2018
4:00 – Immigration Debate Highlights our Failure to Communicate
In a tweet posted on Thursday, New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon said the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is a “terrorist organization, and its egomaniacal leader is Donald Trump.” There’s no denying that the national conversation about the latest immigration debate has been fraught with ad hominem attacks and little substantial debate. We take a look with Teresa Tomeo.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: More Catholic Thoughts on Immigration
5:00 – The Alt-Right: A Christian Perspective
The Alt-Right has brought an unsettling new approach to Western politics. Fr Ben Johnson takes a look at its views on ethnicity, religion, and economics and offers a Christian evaluation, with a particular emphasis on the Church Fathers.
5:20 – East Meets West: Consumerism and Asceticism
Consumerism and asceticism represent two different moral visions for our economic life. While it might be more clearly seen in a particular economic system, in a fallen world consumerism is a common human temptation. As for asceticism, it isn’t a gloomy denial of the good things of life but a formation in Christian joy. We talk with Fr. Gregory Jensen.
5:40 – Religious Liberty: The Dawn of the First Amendment
Recent federal statutes threaten to undermine religious liberty in the United States of America. John Pinheiro joins us with the history leading up to and immediately following the addition of the First Amendment, with its religious liberty clauses, to the U.S. Constitution.