Dominic and Paul chat about authentic Catholic engagement in the culture and the world. They share their own experiences of being culture warriors and go on to discuss how this type of engagement is not what Christ asks of us. Turning to Scripture and the examples of the saints, they propose an idea of what a Christian’s mission is in the world that’s distinct from culture wars and partisan politics.
“The great scandal of the age is that those without the sacraments are so often superior in charity, courage, even laying down their lives for their brothers, to the ‘practicing Catholic’ who partakes of the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist and then stands by while his brother is exploited, starved, beaten, and goes on living his bourgeois life, his whole work being to maintain ‘his standard of living,’ and neglecting the one thing needful, love of God and brother.”
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00:00 Is Christianity a culture war?
3:00 Why do we like being culture warriors?
12:40 Good guys and bad guys
21:20 What is Christian culture?
30:27 Is there actually a Christian culture?
39:10 How should we engage the culture?
53:18 Following Mary’s example as a firstresponder?
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