Kresta in the Afternoon – June 22, 2017 – Hour 1

+  What Should Christians Do in the Face of Political Persecution?

  • Description: Faced on all sides by encroaching threats to religious liberty, Christians need to find resources to defend themselves. One proposed approach is to retreat like St. Benedict did when Rome was being sacked and civilization was decimated. But is that the only approach available to us at this moment in time? Carrie Gress looks at how Pope John Paul II dealt with oppressive political regimes and how we can apply those lessons today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Carrie Gress
      Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and was the Rome Bureau Chief of Zenit’s English Edition. She’s the author of Nudging Conversions and Motherhood: The Ultimate Makeover and co-author with George Weigel of City of Saints.

+  Marriage Makes the Man

  • Description: The institution of marriage plays a central role in connecting men to the marketplace. Marriage motivates ordinary men to work harder, smarter, and more profitably. We’ll talk with Brad Wilcox about the economic, social and psychological benefits of marriage for men.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Brad Wilcox
      Brad Wilcox is the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He’s also Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love and Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos.

+  The Legacy of Antonin Scalia

  • Description: Antonin Scalia's revolutionary impact on constitutional law rested on his jurisprudence of originalism, seeking to base constitutional interpretation on the document's original meaning. Specifically, Justice Scalia used originalism to counteract the secular diversion of church-state law. He also employed originalism to slow the march of the New Deal constitutional revolution that undermined the Constitution's requirements of limited government. Patrick Garry joins us to discuss his legacy.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Patrick Garry
      Patrick Garry is a Professor at University of South Dakota School of Law. He has testified before Congress on constitutional issues and is a contributor to The Oxford Companion to the US Supreme Court. He’s the author of numerous constitutional law books, including Wrestling With God: The Court’s Tortuous Treatment of Religion.

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