Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 14
We sit down with American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat Michael Novak. He gives us a retrospective of his friendship with Blessed John Paul II, his reporting on Vatican II, his time as US Ambassador to the Vatican, the worldwide impact of his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, his most significant influences, and so much more.
5:00 – Tensions in American Conservatism
It is often claimed that “social conservatism” with its concerns for social issues such as life, marriage, and religious liberty, is at odds with the “fiscal conservative” commitment to limited government and individual liberty. Jay Richards argues that both streams of modern conservatism flow from the same philosophical sources, and underscores the underlying unity of social and economic issues. He joins us.
5:30 – It Takes a Family
At a point in history in which we have to defend the most basic building block of society – marriage – we need the leadership, boldness, and intelligence of people like Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. Dr. Morse is here to discuss the history of marriage, the economics of marriage, and the common sense approach to convincing your family, friends and coworkers that a marriage between a man and a woman open to new life is best for society, children, and the future.