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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 26, 2020 – Hour 2

Seg 5-1 Social Science Apologetics: The Benefits of Gratefulness

Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on the benefits God has given us. And studies have shown that there are many psychological benefits to being grateful. We take a closer look with Greg Popcak.

Dr. Greg Popcak

Dr. Gregory Popcak is the director of The Pastoral Solutions Institute, a Catholic tele-counseling practice providing marriage & mental health counseling services to Catholics worldwide. Together with his wife Lisa Popcak, he is the author of over 20 books on relationships and spirituality. You can hear Dr. Greg and Lisa each weekday at 10am E/9C on their radio program More2Life, which is produced by Ave Maria Radio and carried by the EWTN Radio Network.

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Benefits of Gratefulness

SEG 5-2 What Thanksgiving Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History (2 segments)

The Pilgrims’ celebration of the first Thanksgiving is a keystone of America’s national and spiritual identity. But is what we’ve been taught about them or their harvest feast what actually happened? And if not, what difference does it make? We talk with Robert Tracy McKenzie.

Robert Tracy McKenzie

Dr Robert Tracy McKenzie is the Chair of Faith and Learning and Professor of History at Wheaton College. He’s the author of The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History. Follow his blog at

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