“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate famously asked Jesus. That is a most human question, because of all the known species in the universe, only we even understand the concept of Truth with a capital T.
As moral beings, most of us, at least to some extent, seek to live out our lives in ways that we conceive of as Truth. Thus, in an earlier Humanize interview, Wesley spoke with the animal rights leader Gary Francione, who argued on behalf of veganism in the service of a higher moral purpose. He also spoke with the transhumanism proselytizer, Zoltan Istvan about his quest to become immortal through the wonders of technology, a passion he pursued based on his committed materialistic assumption that what we see in the world is all that is.
In this episode, Wesley explores a religious concept of discerning and living Truth—the practical and the mystical– with the Catholic popularizer and apologist, Kathryn Jean Lopez. They speak about the late co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, Dorothy Day, and her practical commitment to serving the poor, a woman that Lopez is promoting for sainthood within the Catholic Church. Kathryn and Wesley also discuss mysticism and the its centrality to the human quest for Truth. It is a conversation that will enlighten all seekers on whatever path they are walking.
Kathryn Jean Lopez—also known as K-Lo—is the former editor and current editor-at-large for National Review Online. She is also a Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute.
An award-winning opinion journalist, Lopez is also a nationally syndicated columnist with United Media’s Newspaper Enterprise Association. Lopez’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The Human Life Review, First Things, and Stars and Stripes, and on the websites of the New York Times, CNN, and other international publications.
She writes frequently for a variety of Catholic publications, including Our Sunday Visitor, and is a columnist for The National Catholic Register.
Lopez is a frequent guest on national and international radio and television programs, from PBS and CNN to EWTN and Vatican Radio. Lopez speaks frequently on faith and public life, the dignity of human life, and feminism, among other topics. She has addressed audiences at events sponsored by Legatus, the Knights o Columbus, the American Political Science Association, the Heritage Foundation, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the Milken Institute, Lincoln Center, and the National Press Club.
She is the author of “A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living.”