On this episode, Chris hosts Dr. Michael Naughton professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas and author of Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World. They discuss ‘leisure’….and no, they’re not talking about polyester wide-lapeled suits from the 70’s. Drawing from the definition articulated by the 20th century German Thomist Josef Pieper, leisure is “an attitude of the mind and a condition of the soul that fosters a capacity to perceive the reality of the world” as it truly is. Mischaracterized as “wasting time,” it is fundamentally about being, not doing, in a way that our hearts and minds become more open to the good. At the core of leisure is Sunday, the Lord’s Day. In order to get Monday right, Dr. Naughton argues, we must first get Sunday right. The conversation draws on Pieper’s famous 1947 book, Leisure, the Basis of Culture.
Michael Pauley and Chris Motz tackle the political and cultural phenomenon known as "Pride Month." Governmental bodies and America's largest corporations loudly celebrate this event every June, but what exactly is the message that's being promoted? Michael and Chris explore the sexual ideology that underlies Pride Month, and contrast it with the Catholic Church's teaching on human sexuality and how this dimension of our personhood can be lived in a way that contributes to human flourishing. They also discuss resources that are available to help Christians better understand issues related to same-sex attraction and transgender ideology.