Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 12
First Topic – The Miracle of a Summer Fog – July 12, 1776
In July 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, formally "dissolving the connection" with Great Britain. In August, the resolve of the new country was severely tested when the Army, under the direction of George Washington, found itself in precarious circumstances on Long Island, defeated in battle, "facing a superior force, and with only one route of retreat — over the East River." As the British prepared for a final assault, a freak summer storm blew in, halting their advance. And, as the American Army began what seemed like a hopeless retreat over the river, they were enshrouded by a dense, and unlikely, summer fog, allowing the troops to make their way to safety. Chris Stewart is the author of Seven Miracles That Saved America, and he is here to talk about the “Summer Fog” of July 12, 1776.
Second Topic – The Judas Syndrome: Seven Ancient Heresies Return to Betray Anew
Throughout two millennia of Christian history, the great heresies have tried to destroy the Faith by perverting the truths that Christ taught the apostles. Beginning in Jesus' own time with the betrayal of the arch-heretic Judas, and continuing through the centuries, waves of error have threatened to swamp the Church, only to break and be dashed upon the Rock of Peter. However, though they may be defeated for a time by saints, popes, councils, and even force of arms as long as sin and error remains in our fallen world these heresies can never be truly vanquished. This condition is the Judas Syndrome; it betrayed Christ unto death, and it afflicts His Church and the world unto this day. In these pages, author Tom Colyandro investigates seven of the most harmful, most seductive, heresies in Church history, and discovers that although their faces may have changed, they are indeed with us once more. Tom joins us.