Kresta in the Afternoon – February 19, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Oral Contraceptives' Effect on Emotions

  • Description: A recent study suggests that women who take the pill are nearly 10 percent worse at recognizing subtle expressions of complex emotions like pride or contempt. What does this say about the possible impact of oral contraceptives on social interactions? We talk with Dr Greg Popcak.
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    • Dr. 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.
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+  Put on the Full Armor of God: Authentic Male Spirituality

  • Description: What does an authentic vision of Catholic male spirituality entail? Deacon Harold Burke Sivers and others will address this crucial topic in Lansing on February 23. We get more from Craig Pohl.
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    • Craig Pohl
      Craig Pohl is the Director of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Lansing. Learn more about the retreat at themanevent.org
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    • Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

      Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality. What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book. Drawing from Scripture and Church teaching, the author roots Catholic male spirituality in a covenant relationship with God and the cross of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that when a man embraces the cross he is truly able to be himself—the man that God created and calls him to be. Behold the Man can deepen a man's experience of Christ and help him to know the Lord more intimately. "This is a theological and anthropological tour de force that champions authentic male spirituality for the men of our times." — Father Donald Calloway, M.I.C, Author, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy (learn more)

+  Kresta Comments: Rerum Novarum and the Communist Manifesto

  • Description: There are two interesting anniversaries this week: the beginning of Pope Leo XIII’s papacy in 1878 and the publication of Marx’s Communist Manifesto in 1848. Leo XIII, our third-longest-serving pope, is well known for his encyclical Rerum novarum, an explicit response to the proper care of workers and questions generated by the Industrial Revolution and Communist movement. Al shares some thoughts.
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