Kresta in the Afternoon – June 21, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Donald Trump, Pope Francis and the Acton Institute (2 segments)

  • Description: Pope Francis and Donald Trump are two of the most widely-discussed figures in the public square. We’ll talk about their political and economic views with Fr. Robert Sirico and also discuss Trump’s connection to the Acton Institute and Francis’ call to discipleship.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Robert Sirico
      Rev. Robert A. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today's social problems. As a result of these concerns, Fr. Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990. As president of the Acton Institute, Fr. Sirico lectures at colleges, universities, and business organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, the Washington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review. Fr. Sirico is often called upon by members of the broadcast media for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern, and has provided commentary for CNN, ABC, the BBC, NPR, and CBS' 60 Minutes, among others.
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+  Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

  • Description: The Supreme Court has issued a decision but that doesn’t end the debate. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, Americans face momentous debates about the nature of marriage and religious liberty. Because the Court has redefined marriage in all 50 states, we have to energetically protect our freedom to live according to conscience and faith as we work to rebuild a strong marriage culture. Ryan Anderson is here to draw on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy and the consequences of its legal redefinition.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ryan Anderson
      Ryan Anderson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the Founder and Editor of Public Discourse: Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute.
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