Kresta in the Afternoon – August 5, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: Religion's Health Benefits Another Reason to Stay

  • Description: The sexual abuse scandals that plague the Catholic Church and have likewise been unearthed across Southern Baptist churches have left a trail of victims decades-long and miles-deep. But new research out of Harvard reveals potential collateral damage of these sacrilegious and criminal breaches of trust: It finds that children who are pulled from church, or religion, in the wake of these scandals might have poorer long-term health outcomes. We'll take a look with Dr Greg Popcak.
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    • 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 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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+  How Encounters with the Diabolical Revitalized my Faith (2 segments)

  • Description: In just a few years Jesse Romero went from an indifferent, apathetic Sunday mass Catholic to an on fire, intentional disciple of Christ. What reignited his faith? It was the encounters he had with the occult and diabolical while working in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He joins us with his story.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Jesse Romero
      Jesse Romero is the author of The Devil in the City of Angels: My Encounters With the Diabolical. You can listen to him daily on the radio on the Jesus 911 Show at noon esatern and the Terry and Jesse Show at 2:00 eastern. Hear them at and follow Jesse at
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