Kresta in the Afternoon – July 17, 2007 – Hour 2

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    First Topic - How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    The world owes a debt to the Catholic Church that it doesn't even realize. The Church built, and sustains, Western Civilization. She has had a pivotal role in shaping Western civilization for the last two thousand years. Tom Woods joins us in studio to discuss how the father of atomic theory, the father of aviation, and the father of Egyptology were all Catholic priests; how Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economics five hundred years before Adam Smith; how the Church was the great defender of the sanctity of human life and the individual against the state; and how the Church bestowed the most unique gift to the World what we now know as the university.

    Second Topic - My Most Enduring Spiritual Lesson

    We continue our series entitled “My Most Enduring Spiritual Lesson,” in which well-known Catholic leaders join us to share their most enduring spiritual lesson learned through experiences in their lives. Today, Catholic journalist and author Tim Drake.

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