Kresta in the Afternoon – December 11, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Why I'm Carrying my Anencephalic Baby to Term

+  Social Science Apologetics: Overcoming Anxiety

  • Description: Twenty percent of Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and millions more wrestle with worry and stress on a daily basis. For us as Christians, all that worry gets mixed up with a lot of guilt. After all, Scripture tells us, Have no anxiety at all. We talk with Greg Popcak about living a life "unworried."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ddr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is Chair of the Online Master of Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He's also Executive Director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Visit CatholicCounselors.com and find his Faith on the Couch blog at Patheos.com.
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety

      Anxiety. It's practically an epidemic. Twenty percent of Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and millions more wrestle with worry and stress on a daily basis. For us as Christians, all that worry gets mixed up with a lot of guilt. After all, Scripture tells us, Have no anxiety at all (Phil 4:6). How can we stop worrying and start living an anxiety-free life? As you'll learn in Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety, the answer isn't just pray more or just read more Scripture or, worst of all, just stop worrying. If we learn to respect how God made us, we can build new habits of thinking, communicating, and acting that will help set us free from worry. Dr. Gregory Popcak integrates insights from our Catholic Faith with cutting-edge psychological research to help the anxious reader form a comprehensive plan for conquering anxiety and living a life of true peace. (learn more)

+  Six Steps to Improving our Seminaries

  • Description: The McCarrick scandal has brought the sexual harassment and abuse of seminarians to the forefront. It leaves us wondering what steps can be taken to make sure our seminarians are safe and are being properly equipped for the unique calling of the priesthood. We talk with Fr Thomas Berg.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Thomas Berg
      Fr Thomas Berg is a professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, New York. He has been published in Crisis Magazine, First Things, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He is the author of Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics
  • + Articles Mentioned:

  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics

      Far too many Catholics have had painful experiences in the Church, and many have simply opted to walk away. Fr. Berg opens his book with the story of the painful and life-changing crisis he experienced in the Church that ultimately, against the odds, led him to love the Church more intensely notwithstanding the sinfulness of its members. Along with his own story, Fr. Berg intertwines the stories of other Catholics who have themselves experienced life-changing hurts, but who, in Jesus, found healing. Riding the momentum of the Year of Mercy, Fr. Berg offers these reflections as a necessary examination of conscience, and a clarion call to Catholics to become healers of an ailing inner culture of our Church, to heed Pope Francis s call to incite a revolution of tenderness in our faith communities. Ultimately, this book is about hope for wounded believers: If you have been hurt in the Church, Jesus can take you on a journey through your wounds, a journey of healing that will make you an even better human being, a better Christian, and a better disciple. (learn more)

Comments are closed.