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    Bishop Robert Barron: The Philosophical Roots of "Wokeism"

    Bishop Robert Barron: The Philosophical Roots of "Wokeism"

    The cultural ideology of "wokeism" isn't new. It has a pedigree traceable to philosophers of previous centuries, including René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, and Jacques Derrida.

    In this address, Catholic Bishop Robert Barron, one of America's most influential religious leaders, describes how the ideas of such philosophers have formed the foundations of "critical theory" and "woke" ideology.

    Bishop Barron serves the diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota and founded Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

    He delivered this address on June 21, 2023, at a conference sponsored by the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    • 36 min
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: 'Freedom is Worth Fighting For'

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: 'Freedom is Worth Fighting For'

    This episode features the second inaugural address of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, delivered outdoors to a crowd of several thousand gathered at the Florida State Capital Building in Tallahassee on Jan. 3, 2023.

    After narrowly winning the governor's seat in 2018, he won a resounding re-election victory in 2022. Although Gov. DeSantis (R) has not announced any intention to run for president in 2024, many political observers speculate that he will do so.

    Mr. DeSantis, a Florida native, is a Navy veteran, a former federal prosecutor, and a former Congressman.

    A transcript of his second inaugural address is available here.

    • 18 min
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Defeating the Enemies of Freedom

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Defeating the Enemies of Freedom

    Viktor Orbán, Europe's longest-serving Prime Minister, visited the U.S. in early August to speak at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, held in Dallas, Texas.

    He said Western civilization, which defeated the enemies of freedom in the past, is now "at war with itself." But "we Hungarians know how to defeat the enemies of freedom on the political battlefield."

    Mr. Orbán described several policies his government has implemented, including a successful border-protection system, tax laws that reward marriage and larger families, and a law-and-order approach to public safety that has made Hungary "the safest country in Europe."

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    • 37 min
    Justice Samuel Alito on the Growing Threat to Religious Liberty

    Justice Samuel Alito on the Growing Threat to Religious Liberty

    In July, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito spoke at a Religious Liberty Summit hosted by the University of Notre Dame Law School's Religious Liberty Initiative.

    "We can't lightly assume that the religious liberty enjoyed today in the United States, in Europe, and in many other places will always endure," he said at the Summit's evening gala on July 21. "Religious liberty is fragile, and religious intolerance and persecution have been recurring features of human history."

    The 2022 Religious Liberty Summit was held in Rome, Italy, where Notre Dame has one of its overseas campuses. The gala event took place at Rome's centuries-old Palazzo Colonna.

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    • 37 min
    Dr. Kristen Collier of the University of Michigan Medical School

    Dr. Kristen Collier of the University of Michigan Medical School

    This episode features an address by Dr. Kristen Collier, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and director of the school's Program on Health, Spirituality & Religion. 

    She spoke on July 24, 2022, at Michigan Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony welcoming new med students

    Dr. Collier's address generated controversy, not because of her remarks but because of her views on abortion. She is pro-life. Some students walked out rather than listen to her remarks.

    This podcast presents her speech in full. She spoke about the need for physicians to focus on patients as human beings, not simply as "cases."

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    • 18 min
    Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki: 'We Cannot Allow the Outbreak of World War III'

    Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki: 'We Cannot Allow the Outbreak of World War III'

    On March 24, 2022, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressed the National Conservatism Conference meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Speaking via video, Mr. Morawiecki urged support for Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion and he said "we must rebuild the Western world worthy of Ukraine's heroism."

    "Ukrainians have resurrected the idea that freedom and independence are values worth living and even dying for," he said.

    Mateusz Morawiecki has been the Prime Minister of Poland since 2017. He is a member of the Law and Justice party.

    Early in this address, he mentions his recent visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, together with his Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński, Slovenia's Prime MinisterJanez Janša, and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

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Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

FloridaGal🇺🇸 ,

Truly Notable Speeches!

Thank you VERY much for putting together this great mix of speeches on your podcast. I’ve learned about a few things I wasn’t aware of and got a better perspective on some issues I was aware of. I’ve listened to some speeches more than once and will be sharing a few with friends & family. So many worthwhile selections… from Governor DeSantis and Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley & Ben Sasse to A.G. William Barr & Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to a few POTUS, plus US Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Alito & Thomas as well as leaders of other countries, religious leaders and other knowledgeable people in their chosen field. Some orators I didn’t know about but thoroughly enjoyed listening to all. You even included speeches by Charlton Heston & Denzel Washington.

I only wish new speeches would be added with more regularity. I appreciated the most recent speech added… on “wokeism”. Please keep new ones coming!

USMC3037 ,

Five Stars Because...

Charlton Heston!

ridley eliot ,

Excellent

Especially appreciated Josh Hawley speech.

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