Scott Hahn Shares Why Marriage is the Bedrock of a Peaceful Civilization

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. – Pope St. John Paul II

If you read the headlines or scroll through your social media feeds, you will see that tension, anger, fear, and uncertainty are pervasive in our society. It can be easy to give into cynicism and despair, but as Christians we are called to build a civilization of life and love. But where do we even start?

Noted Catholic author Scott Hahn has proposed a way forward for our society in his new book The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order. He stopped by The Drew Mariani Show™ to explain how society’s ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces made available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.


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