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Video: Do We Still Hold These Truths? A Presidents’ Day Roundtable Discussion on Faith and Politics
February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mark this Presidents’ Day by joining Thomas More College for an evening panel discussion featuring prominent Catholic writers and public figures Robert Royal, Joseph Pearce, and William Fahey, moderated by veteran journalist and writer Phil Lawler.
—Robert Royal, “Does America make sense without God?”
—Joseph Pearce, “Patriotism vs. Nationalism: What’s the difference?”
—William Fahey, “Is Patriotism an obligation?”
Following Phil Lawler’s opening remarks and the panelists’ brief presentations, the session will conclude with a lively discussion and Q&A session.
In this time of national uncertainty and confusion, spend an evening getting your political and spiritual bearings with insightful commentary and discussion on some of the most pressing issues of our time.
“[T]he consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected, will always continue to prompt me to promote the progress of the former, by inculcating the practice of the latter.”
—George Washington, 1789
“There is a need for authentically Christian politicians but, even more so, for lay faithful who witness to Christ and the Gospel in the civil and political community.”
—Pope Benedict XVI, 2010
Robert Royal is a Visiting Fellow and Emeritus St. John Henry Newman Visiting Chair in Catholic Studies at Thomas More College. He is founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. and Editor-in-Chief of The Catholic Thing. His most recent books are The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West, A Deeper Vision: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century, and Columbus and the Crisis of the West.
Joseph Pearce is a Visiting Fellow and Emeritus St. John Henry Newman Visiting Chair in Catholic Studies at Thomas More College. He is an internationally-acclaimed author and the Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute. Additionally, he also serves as the editor of the St. Austin Review, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and senior contributor at the Imaginative Conservative.
William E. Fahey is President of Thomas More College. His interests extend from the Classical World through the Fathers of the Church to the importance of Agrarian thought and traditional craftsmanship on past and contemporary culture. He has been published in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, The St. Austin Review, and Faith & Reason, among others.
Phil Lawler is a Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College and serves as the Program Director of the Center for the Restoration of Christian Culture. He is the editor of Catholic World News, the first English-language Catholic news service operating on the Internet, which he founded in 1995. He also offers analysis and commentary on CatholicCulture.org.