Kresta in the Afternoon – November 28, 2018 – Hour 2

+  In God We Trust: Morally Responsible Investing

  • Description: A forthcoming book from George Schwartz examines the idea of Morally Responsible Investing. How does it work? George joins us. We also look at other financial news, including the plunging US stocks and elevated consumer confidence internationally.
  • Segment Guests:
    • George Schwartz
      George is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Schwartz Investment Counsel and the Chairman and CEO of Ave Maria Mutual Funds. He's the author of the forthcoming In God We Trust: Morally Responsible Investing as well as Shareholder Rebellion and Good Returns. Visit and
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+  Thinking Like Aquinas (2 segments)

  • Description: Aquinas is one of the greatest thinkers in Christianity, but his works can be daunting to the average reader. How can we think like Aquinas if we can't even make it through a few pages of his writing? Kevin Vost joins us with advice from the saint himself.
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    • Kevin Vost
      Dr. Kevin Vost is the author of more than a dozen Catholic books including How to Think Like Aquinas: The Sure Way to Perfect your Mental Powers. He has appeared on hundreds of Catholic radio and television broadcasts and has traveled across the US and Ireland, giving talks on the themes of his books.
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    • How to Think Like Aquinas: The Sure Way to Perfect Your Mental Powers

      About St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope John XXII said: "A man can derive more profit in a year from his books than from pondering all his life the teaching of others."And Pope Pius XI added: "We now say to all who are desirous of the truth: 'Go to St. Thomas.'" But when we do go to Thomas when we open his massive Summa Theologica or another of his works we're quickly overwhelmed, even lost. If we find him hard to read, how can we even begin to "think like Aquinas?" Now comes Kevin Vost the best-selling author of The One-Minute Aquinas armed with a recently rediscovered letter St. Thomas himself wrote a brief letter to young novice monk giving practical, sage advice about how to study, how to think, and even how to live. In this letter written almost 800 years ago, St. Thomas reveals his unique powers of intellect and will, and explains how anyone can fathom and explain even the loftiest truths. Vost and St. Thomas will teach you how to dissect logical fallacies, heresies, and half-truths that continue to pollute our world with muddy thinking. Best of all, you'll find a fully-illustrated set of exercises to improve your intellectual powers of memory, understanding, logical reasoning, shrewdness, foresight, circumspection, and practical wisdom. You'll also learn:

      • The four steps to training your memory
      • How to know your mental powers and their limits
      • Why critical thinking alone is insufficient for reaching the truth
      • Twenty common fallacies and how to spot them
      • The key to effectively reading any book
      • How to set your intellect free by avoiding worldly entanglements
      • How to commit key truths to memory
      Pius XI called St. Thomas Aquinas the "model" for those who want to "pursue their studies to the best advantage and with the greatest profit to themselves." Leo XIII urged us all to "follow the example of St. Thomas." Over the centuries, dozens of other popes have praised him. Surely it is time to listen to these good men, time to "go to Thomas" to learn to think like him, and, yes, even to live like him. (learn more)

    • The Catholic Guide to Loneliness

      In The Catholic Guide to Loneliness, Dr. Kevin Vost— prolific author, lecturer, and veteran Catholic psychologist— offers a comprehensive guide to loneliness affording men and women the deepest possible answers to the pain of loneliness. Rooted in ancient philosophical and Biblical wisdom, and buttressed by modern theory and research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you remedies— secular and religious. The Catholic Guide to Loneliness includes scores of lessons about loneliness from solitary monks, modern psychologists, saints like Thomas More and Thomas Aquinas, and Christ Himself. This resource does not promise a universal cure to the pain of loneliness. It does, however, provide the wisdom— old and new— to unveil how our loneliness may be aggravated by our sins and shortcomings, and how if our loneliness is indeed unavoidable, we may bear it gracefully, indeed, even joyfully and with much fruit for the salvation of neighbor and ourselves. (learn more)

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