Kresta in the Afternoon – December 21, 2018 – Hour 1

  • Description: 2018 Countdown Day 5

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  • Description: The scandals of McCarrick, the Vigano claims, and now the inaction at the Fall Assembly have revealed a Church facing a crisis of leadership. The bishops have been left in an impossible position: they cannot do much without appearing to defy Rome, but further inaction does nothing but further alienate their flock. The roots of these tensions are complex, but can be traced to a populist movement that has a different understanding of authority in the Church. We talk more with RR Reno.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Rusty Reno
      Rusty Reno is the Editor of First Things and the author of Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.
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    • Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society

      America’s two greatest strengths—her liberal democratic culture and her free-market economy—have made her a global superpower. But left unchecked, these two strengths can become great cultural weaknesses, sowing selfishness, recklessness, and apathy. In Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, theologian R. R. Reno argues that America needs a renewal of Christian ideals—ideals that encourage self-sacrifice, responsibility, and solidarity. Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s 1940 essay “The Idea of a Christian Society,” Reno shows how Christianity encourages “an abiding ambition for higher things” and a “moral vision” that can strengthen communities and transform America into a truly great nation. (learn more)

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