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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 15, 2021 – Hour 1

Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz joins Al to discuss America’s Founding Fathers and the relationship between church and state. Plus, Susan Hanssen on St. John Henry Newman.


God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson

Right now, religious liberty violations are showing up across the country.  Those on the political left generally argue that there is supposed to be a wall between the religion and the state.  But is this actually what the Founding Fathers envisioned?  Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz joins Al to discuss this. 

Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz is a Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

Thinking Chesterton, Thinking Newman

British and American scholars have recently began devoting more attention to the 19th-century revivals of Catholicism in the English speaking world. One of the central figures was John Henry Newman, who would later inspire GK Chesterton. June 19 is the anniversary of St. John Henry Newman’s canonization as the first male American saint, and we’ll talk with Susan Hanssen.

Susan Hanssen chairs the Department of History at the University of Dallas. She was the 2010-2011 Garwood Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

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