Talking about the “things that matter most” on August 7
Alan Napleton was at the height of his career as one of the country’s largest commercial Real Estate developers until 1990 as a Senior Vice-President in charge of Business Development. In 1990 Alan experienced a religious “re-awakening” of his Catholic faith that led him to leave a successful corporate career and began a second career applying his business skills to multiple Catholic projects. We talk to Alan about his career, conversion and the Catholic Marketing Network.
4:20 –Detroit Free Press – “Catholic radio station invites anti-Islam blogger to speak at EMU” – Al Responds
4:40 – Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life
Renowned in the blogosphere as The Anchoress and as Catholic Portal editor of the popular Patheos.com, Elizabeth Scalia offers a powerful critique of the “gods” we worship today, reminding us that life’s deepest desires can be satisfied only in Christ. She is here today to offer us a surprising look at the ways in which modern people still commit the sin of idolatry in their everyday lives. While literal golden calves no longer dot the landscape, Scalia describes how legitimate loves become obsessively twisted into idols. She identifies idolatry in a number of everyday experiences–friendships that become needy or possessive, commitments political and religious that grow so intense they lead to hatred of others, to name a few–and points to the incarnation of Christ and authentic worship of him as a way out of idolatry and into peace, happiness, and love.re