Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 7, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Rerum Novarum and the Communist Manifesto
We often see in history how completely separate, yet closely-related, events fall within days of eachother. One such example concerns Leo XII and the Communist Manifesto, the anniversaires of which both fall in late February. Leo XIII, our third-longest-serving pope, is well known for his encyclical Rerum novarum, an explicit response to the proper care of workers and questions generated by the Industrial Revolution and Communist movement. Al shares some thoughts.
4:20 – Machines and the Future of Work
New technologies are emerging at a rate we’ve never seen. With a few taps of a button, you can have virtually any product on earth delivered to your doorstep by the next morning – and maybe even sooner. Before long, those deliveries could be handled almost entirely by drones and driverless trucks. What does this mean for the job market? We talk with Brett Beasley.
5:00 – Daring to be Catholic in the Business World
John Abbate, owner-operator of a large number of McDonald’s restaurants throughout Central California, has built a successful career investing in the iconic golden arches and in real estate. His most rewarding investment, however, has been in his Catholic faith, which has transformed his life into one of self-giving rather than self-serving.
5:40 – Reclaiming Sundays for Faith, Family and Rest
When we reminisce about the “good old days,” one of the features we tend to remember is how we spent our Sundays. Almost all the stores were closed, and after church we’d have a family dinner and spend the day resting. While the culture has long since abandoned such traditions, it doesn’t mean we can’t restore it within our families. Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle joins us to discuss how we can reclaim our Sundays.