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This week, Paul and Dominic talk with Brett Salkeld and conspiracy theories. Specifically, we discuss the components of conspiratorial thinking and compare and contrast those to the Catholic way of understanding and investigating reality. We then talk about how to avoid conspiratorial thinking in ourselves before ending the conversation discussing how to best engage with people, with friends and family, who have fallen into conspiratorial thinking.
Brett Salkeld is Archdiocesan Theologian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina and the author of several books, most recently, Educating For Eternity: A Teacher’s Companion for Making Every Class Catholic. He is the cohost of a weekly podcast, Thinking Faith!, with hundreds of episodes in the back catalogue, and author of a new monthly column, Two Wings, carried in the United States by Our Sunday Visitor. His work has appeared in Church Life Journal, Word on Fire, Crux and many other Catholic outlets. He serves the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Canadian Roman Catholic – Evangelical Dialogue and is book review editor for the theological journal Pro Ecclesia. Brett lives in Regina with his wife, Flannery, and their seven children.
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