Dr. Robert Kraynak is a professor of political science and director of the Center for Freedom & Western Civilization at Colgate University in New York. For decades, he’s written about Catholicism, political theory, and democracy.

He recently had a spirited discussion with Stephen Kokx about the future of the Church in an age of populism. More specifically, the two talked about Donald Trump, Fr. John Courtney Murray, liberalism, Pope Francis, and how Catholics should approach politics in the 21st century.

Dr. Kraynak is the author of the widely-praised Christian Faith and Modern Democracy: God and Politics in the Fallen World