We start off this episode speaking with Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University, about the United States conflict with Iran and other Middle Eastern conflicts. He also shares how his own perspective on war and international relations has changed since the Cold War.
Dr. Bacevich is the author of many books including, "The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War", "American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of US Diplomacy", and "America’s War for the Greater Middle East."
In our mailbag segment we discuss "Integral Ecology" and MN Catholic Conference's teaching resource, "Minnesota Our Common Home," which helps place Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si' into a local Minnesota context. You can order/download your own copy of that document by going to www.MNCatholic.org/OurCommonHome.
We round out the show with our Bricklayer segment, which provides you with practical tips on how to build bridges between faith and politics. This week we discuss how to become well informed on political issues in a media society that thrives on division.