Catholic Connection – April 21, 2016 – Hour 2

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+  After the Natural Law: How the Classical Worldview Supports Our Modern Moral and Political Views

  • Description: "The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy."
  • Segment Guests:
    • John Lawrence Hill

      John Lawrence Hill is a law professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he teaches constitutional law, torts, civil procedure and legal philosophy courses. Formerly an atheist, Hill came into communion with the Catholic Church in 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and a law degree both from Georgetown University.

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        • After the Natural Law: How the Classical Worldview Supports Our Modern Moral and Political Views”
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+  After the Natural Law: How the Classical Worldview Supports Our Modern Moral and Political Views

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+  Cecile Richards at Georgetown

  • Segment Guests:
    • Astrid Bennett Gutierrez

      Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, MEV is the Executive Director of Los Angeles Pregnancy Services, a pregnancy help center located in L.A.’s abortion ground zero. She is a member of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, the lay association of Priests for Life. She is President of Hispanics for Life and Human Rights, an organization that assists the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with forming Hispanic Respect Life groups. She is a co-host of the EWTN series, The Catholic View for Women.

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+  Cecile Richards at Georgetown

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