First Topic - Challenging the Modern World
Samuel Gregg provides an insightful, cogent, and thorough analysis of the issues surrounding developments in Catholic social teaching during the pontificate of John Paul II. He compares the treatment in John Paul's social encyclicals of three topics-industrial relations, capitalism, and the relations between developed and developing countries-with the handling of these matters in the social teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Paul VI. He is here with us at Acton U.
Second Topic - The Ruth Institute: Making Marriage Cool
Jennifer Roback Morse founded the Ruth Institute with a vision of making marriage cool in modern society. She joins us with her director of programming, Nicole Kay, to look at Marriage as the proper context for sex and childrearing; Respect for the contributions of men to the family marriage as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman; lifelong spousal cooperation as a solution to women's aspirations for career and family and cooperation, not competition, between men and women