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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 14, 2020

Kresta in the Afternoon – December 14, 2020

Talking about the Things That Matter Most 

4:00 – Social Science Apologetics: Only frequent church attendees avoided downward mental health trend in 2020

A new survey suggests Americans who attend religious services weekly are the only demographic group appearing to show improved mental health in 2020, despite the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and other events. Dr. Greg Popcak has the details.

4:20 – Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Texas Election Case  

On Friday evening the Supreme Court refused to hear a Texas lawsuit against four key swing states that potentially could have overturned the election. None of the justices dissented, though Justices Alito and Thomas did issue a separate point that this decision shouldn’t block all lawsuits similar to Texas’ in the future. Lee Strang explains what has happened.

4:40 – Kresta Comments

5:00 – Vaccine Rollout Begins: Can they make it mandatory?  

This weekend trucks carrying the Pfizer Covid vaccine chugged across the country and this morning the first healthcare workers received their doses. The vaccine rollout is expected to increase dramatically over the coming weeks. Most of the vaccines have been found to be morally acceptable – but what if states require citizens to take them? Dr. Steve Doran joins us.

5:20 – Meeting Mary in the Gospels  

May may be the “official” Month of Mary, but December is a special month as well. With the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Guadalupe, not to mention Christmas, it’s an ideal time to rediscover what the Gospels say about our Blessed Mother. William Albrecht joins us.