Kresta in the Afternoon – June 29, 2018 – Hour 2

+  The Meaning of a Free Economy

  • Description: What is the connection between government regulation and a free economy? How do the US and the UK differ in their understandings and applications of this relationship? We talk with Phil Booth.
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    • Philip Booth
      Philip Booth is Professor of Finance, Public Policy, and Ethics and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham (the UK’s largest Catholic university). He is also Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs where, from 2002-2016, he was Academic and Research Director.
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+  An Introduction to Dorothy Day (2 segments)

  • Description: In her early days, Dorothy Day lived a life of darkness that included an abortion and a suicide attempt. But she eventually found Christ and answered the call to bring God's Mercy to others. She founded the Catholic Worker movement and established Houses of Hospitality and other charity outreaches. As she moves toward canonization, Terrence Wright takes a look at her life and thought.
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    • Terrence Wright
      Dr Terrence Wright is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Pre-Theology Program at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. He is the author of Dorothy Day: An Introduction to Her Life and Thought . His academic interests include phenomenology and personalism, particularly the work of Edith Stein and Emmanuel Mounier. He has also published on the relationship between philosophy and literature.
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    • Dorothy Day: An Introduction to Her Life and Thought

      In this introduction to the life and thought of Dorothy Day, one of the most important lay Catholics of the twentieth century, Terrence Wright presents her radical response to God's mercy. After a period of darkness and sin, which included an abortion and a suicide attempt, Day had a profound awakening to God's unlimited love and mercy through the birth of her daughter.   After her conversion, Day answered the calling to bring God's mercy to others. With Peter Maurin, she founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933. Dedicated to both the spiritual and the corporal works of mercy, they established Houses of Hospitality, Catholic Worker Farms, and the Catholic Workernewspaper.   Drawing heavily from Day's own writings, this book reveals her love for Scripture, the sacraments, and the magisterial teaching of the Church. The author explores her philosophy and spirituality, including her devotion to Saints Francis, Benedict, and Thérèse. He also shows how her understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ led to some of her more controversial positions such as pacifism.   Since her death in 1980, Day continues to serve as a model of Christian love and commitment. She recognized Christ in the less fortunate and understood that to be a servant of these least among us is to be a servant of God. (learn more)

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