On this week’s show, we converse with the authors of two important new books. Fr. George Ruter shares about his latest work Grace and Truth: Twenty Steps to Embracing Virtue and Saving Civilization Next, we welcome Timothy J. Gordon, author of Catholic Republic: Why America Will Perish Without Rome, new from Sophia Institute Press.
Fr. George W. Rutler:
Fr. George W. Rutler is a parish priest in Manhattan who is known internationally for his programs on EWTN, including Christ in the City and The Parables of Christ. He is the author of thirty-two books, and he holds degrees from Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Rome, and Oxford.
About Grace and Truth:
Summary courtesy of EWTN Publishing
From one of the most distinctive and perceptive voices in the Church come answers to the most pressing questions of faith in our day. With his trademark wit and wisdom, Fr. George Rutler here highlights twenty Catholic teachings that are essential to living an authentic Christian life, showing how the Church’s perennial wisdom can remedy the gravest ills of our time. Fr. Rutler gracefully tackles a wide range of topics, from the importance of avoiding mediocrity to the role of mothers in passing down tradition. The topics are many, but all serve a common purpose: to show how we can understand and live the Faith in this culture that daily drifts further from the truth.
Timothy J. Gordon studied philosophy in Pontifical graduate universities in Europe, taught it at Southern Californian community colleges, and then went on to law school. He holds degrees in literature, history, philosophy, and law. Currently, he resides in central California with his wife and five children, where he writes and teaches philosophy and theology.
About Catholic Republic:
Summary courtesy of Sophia Institute Press
Some Christians decry the deism of our Founding Fathers, claiming that outright anti-Christian principles lie at the heart of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, crippling from birth our beloved republic. Here philosopher Timothy Gordon forcefully disagrees, arguing that while anti-Catholic bias kept them from admitting their reliance on Aristotle, Aquinas, and the early Jesuits, our Protestant and Enlightenment Founding Fathers secretly held Catholic views about politics and nature. Had they fully adhered to Catholic principles, argues Gordon, the “Catholic republic” that is America from its birth would not today be on the verge of social collapse. The instinctive Catholicism of our Founders would have prevented the cancerous growth of the state, our subsequent loss of liberties, the destruction of families, abortion on demand, the death of free markets, and the horrors of today’s pervasive pagan culture. In Catholic Republic, Gordon recounts our nation’s clandestine history of publicly repudiating, yet privately relying on, Catholic ideas about politics and nature. At this late hour in the life of the Church and the world, America still can be saved, claims Gordon, if only we soon return to the Catholic principles that are the indispensable foundation of all successful republics.Catch a new podcast episode of @LisaHendey and Friends with Fr. George Rutler and Timothy Gordon - two new books from @SophiaInsPress Click To Tweet
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