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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 1, 2019

Kresta in the Afternoon – October 1, 2019

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on October 1, 2019

4:00 – The Rise of Victimhood Culture

We’ve talked a lot before about the prevalence of microaggressions, safe spaces and trigger warnings on college campuses. The issue is often portrayed as a clash between the left and the right, or the religious and the secular – but it’s really a clash between a culture of victimhood and a culture of dignity. We talk about it with Jason Manning.

4:40 – Keeping the Faith in time of Confusion

Cardinal Raymond Burke will headline the Call to Holiness gathering this October in Detroit, discussing how we can keep the faith in a time of confusion. Fr Charles White has a preview.

5:00 – A Surprise Voice against Eugenics

Many people think that the Eugenics movement lived and died with the Nazis, but that’s not the case. The United States was and remains a pioneer and global leader in the eugenics movement, cleverly using pseudonyms to mask what the movement really is. You may be surprised that St. Therese of the Little Flower’s “Little Way” is an antidote to the eugenics mindset. We talk with Patricia Ranft.

5:40 – Is Help on the Way in Iraq?

A $367 million effort to rebuild communities destroyed by ISIS with U.S. taxpayer dollars has floundered on regulations and outsourcing to an American contractor. Despite repeated White House pledges of directing aid to Christian and Yazidi communities, church groups in Iraq said they’ve been bypassed in favor of a Washington for-profit contractor—one that does $1.5 billion in business with the U.S. Agency for International Development and has a checkered past in managing similar projects in Afghanistan. Mindy Belz has the details.