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O. Carter Snead, Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame University, will examine the powers at the disposal of the U.S. President to shape a Culture of Life in America, and preview what the Pro-Life Movement may be able to accomplish in the immediate future.
A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college.
Listen as Angela Knobel explores the notion of virtue in terms of its relationship to the pursuit of truth. She argues that to cultivate the virtues is to cultivate a certain kind of relationship between oneself and the world: a habitual ability to recognize and be guided by the truth.
What is really happening in the Catholic Church in North America? Are parishes thriving or dying? Is dissatisfaction among Catholics growing or are they becoming more engaged in the evangelizing mission of the Church? Listen for answers and solutions from businessman, professor, and philanthropist, William E. Simon Jr.
Today we live under what Pope Benedict XVI called a “dictatorship of relativism.” During this first installment of a three part series reflecting on the human person, Fr. Stephen Fields discusses how the human person is created in God’s image and likeness. He also comments on the strengths and limits of humanity’s distinctive powers of reason and freedom. Fr. Fields does this against the backdrop of authentic understandings of truth and goodness.
Educating for Virtue: Forming the Next Generation of Virtuous Citizens
Today Americans are asking themselves what it means to be truly engaged in politics. This three-part series, co-sponsored by the National Review Institute and the Catholic Information Center, will explore what it means to renew politics and develop a virtuous citizenry. John Garvey, President of the Catholic University of America, Stephen Minnis, President of Benedictine College, and Kathryn Jean Lopez, Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute, discuss the vital role that education plays in creating the next generation of virtuous citizens.
This event was co-sponsored by the National Review Institute.
Religious liberty was a hot button issue in the 2016 primary races and is sure to carry over to the general election. For millions of Americans, the so-called "first freedom" - religious freedom - is now a question mark as never before. In "It's Dangerous to Believe," Mary Eberstadt provides a hard-hitting analysis of widespread attacks by unchecked secular activists on religious institutions and activities of all kinds
The Church's work of evangelization and her contribution to the good of society are inseparable. As Catholics and as American citizens, we are called to do more than just vote, and called to do more than just follow a party.
America needs Catholics who are in love with our nation, and who act from the deepest convictions of their faith to make America the best version of herself. If we love God and our neighbor, we dedicate ourselves to the vitality of our society. We respond to the needs of our neighbors. We confront both physical poverty and spiritual poverty. Most importantly, we follow Christ.
As Stephen P. White says, we need Catholic citizens who are Red, White, Blue and Catholic. Think of this book as a Catholic guide to faithful citizenship for the 364 days of the year that aren't the first Tuesday in November.
In the coming months, the District of Columbia City Council will consider legislation to legalize doctor prescribed suicide. You are invited to discover more about what it means to accompany the dying and how to be involved in opposing doctor prescribed suicide legislation in Washington.
In the first book to explore how memories impact and are affected by faith, bestselling author Dawn Eden offers a guide to the process she used to heal the pain of her past. Through her own story, as well as the examples of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Peter Faber, and Pope Francis, she shows how the mercy of God, who holds all of events of our life in his own memory, can bring you healing and inner peace.
George Weigel, New York Times best-selling author of Witness to Hope and the preeminent biographer of John Paul II, presents a spiritual travelogue that further illuminates the life and homeland of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time. Weigel's latest book takes readers to Krakow to learn the dramatic story of how a city and a man interacted in ways that changed the course of contemporary history.
In Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is, Michael Novak and Paul Adams seek to clarify the true meaning of social justice and to rescue it from its ideological captors. In examining figures ranging from Rosmini, Hayek, and Abraham Lincoln, to Popes Leo XIII, John Paul II, and Francis, the authors reveal that social justice is not a synonym for "progressive" government as we have come to believe. Rather, it is a virtue rooted in Catholic social teaching and developed as an alternative to the unchecked power of the state. For big government, they argue, is too out of touch with the millions of individual wills at play in society and too domineering for their own humane intentions.
In this surprising reinterpretation, social justice represents an immensely powerful virtue for nurturing personal responsibility and building the human communities that can counter the widespread surrender to an ever-growing state.
The American Founders had a strong belief in what was, at the time, a radical notion of religious liberty. Individuals should be free and churches should be free. Most people assume that liberty is rooted in Protestantism and the Enlightenment, yet, as Jim Tonkowich demonstrates, the fascinating and largely untold story is about Catholic thinking about the nature of the individual, the state, and the Church.
Jim Tonkowich is the author of The Liberty Threat: The Attack on Religious Freedom in America Today. A writer, commentator, and speaker focusing on the role of religion in our public life, Jim is a regular columnist at The Stream and writes a daily devotional at BreakPoint.org. In addition to writing, Jim serves at Wyoming Catholic College as Special Advisor to the President for Strategic Initiatives and Director of Distance Learning. He and his wife live near Washington, DC.
In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan T. Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal definition.
In anticipation of the 2015 World Meeting on Families and the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Catholic Information Center hosted a lecture series exploring the most critical issues for marriage and family life today. In Part III of the series, David S. Crawford and David L Schindler discuss gender and homosexuality.