Description: You’re likely heard by now that Cardinal John Henry Newman will soon be canonized, possibly as soon as this fall. David Deavel joins us with a look at his life and at the influence of another, lesser-known mind: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Russian novelist who was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union.
David Paul Deavel, Ph.D. is editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture and a visiting assistant professor at the University of St. Thomas. His Ph.D. is in historical theology from Fordham University. The 2013 winner of the Novak Prize, he is co-editing a book on Solzhenitsyn. He has written over 300 articles and reviews in a wide variety of books and popular and scholarly journals including: America, First Things, Journal of Markets & Morality, Library of Law and Liberty, National Review, Nova et Vetera, and the Wall Street Journal.
Church Property as a Bulwark of Religious Liberty (2 segments)
Description: The link between liberty and private ownership of property is well-appreciated in Western thought. Kevin Schmiesing joins us with a look at one aspect of that link: the relationship between church property and religious liberty and how efforts to weaken church property rights should be seen as threats to religious liberty.
Dr Kevin Schmiesing is a research fellow at the Acton Institute, where he serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality. He is the author or editor of five books, including One and Indivisible: The Relationship between Religious and Economic Freedom. He is second vice president of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, a research associate at the Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life, and a regular guest on the SonRise Morning Show on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.