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Catholic Mobilizing Network

''The Rundown''

Emma Tacke, Associate Director of Community Engagement with Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) in Washington D.C., joins Bridget Richardson to discuss how federal executions have resumed in the U.S. They discuss CMN’s mission, the importance of understanding what the Church teaches about the death penalty and an upcoming conference on restorative justice in October.

 

Helpful Links:
Emma Tacke, emmat@catholicsmobilizing.org
Nesti Center for Faith & Culture
Catholic Mobilizing Network
USCCB on Death Penalty & Capital Punishment

Money Use in the US

''The Rundown''

Dr. Daniel Perez Liston was recently featured on Telemundo to speak on the economic impact of the shortage of coins in the United States. He and Bridget Richardson discuss the connections of finance, religion and ethics through the use of credit cards, religious mutual funds, pay-day loans and impact investing.

 

Participant:
Daniel Perez Liston, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Finance Cameron School of Business 

Helpful Links:
“Fact check: Yes, there's a national coin shortage. Here's why” USA Today

Telemundo Houston

Prudence in Politics

''The Rundown''

Dr. Christopher Wolfe, assistant professor of political science at University of St. Thomas, joins Bridget Richardson to discuss how where you get your news matters and the Catholic worldview. Also, Dr. Wolfe describes the importance of prudence in politics and civic duty.

 

Helpful Links:

Dr. Christopher Wolfe 

“The Medium is the Massage” by Marshall McLuhan

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Understanding United States/Chinese Relations

''The Rundown''

Dr. Hans Stockton and Bridget Richardson discuss the closing of the Chinese Consulate in Houston. Dr. Stockton describes how to understand the situation and what it means for citizens. They also reflect on aspects of faith and culture.

 

Participant:

Dr. Hans Stockton (史 漢 傑)
Dean, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Global Studies Director, Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program Fayez Sarofim – Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in International Studies

Helpful Links:

Houston’s Chinese community shocked, fearful after ‘extremely rare’ US move to close consulate – KPRC2 

Beyond politics, effects of Chinese consulate’s closing ‘will be a setback’ for Houston – Houston Chronicle 

China Orders U.S. to Shut Chengdu Consulate, Retaliating for Houston – The New York Times 

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