Kresta in the Afternoon – July 25, 2018 – Hour 1

  • Description: It’s the 50th anniversary of Humane vitae, one of the most prophetic – yet controversial – Church documents of our time. We have a variety of guests lined up as we discuss the impact of its teachings and how Pope Paul’s predictions have been fulfilled.

+  The Prophetic Power of Humane Vitae

  • Description: Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of Humane vitae, Mary Eberstadt wrote "not only have the document’s signature predictions been ratified in empirical force, but they have been ratified as few predictions ever are: in ways its authors could not possibly have foreseen, including by information that did not exist when the document was written, by scholars and others with no interest whatever in its teaching, and indeed even inadvertently, and in more ways than one, by many proud public adversaries of the Church." Ten years on, that statement rings even more true. Mary joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Mary Eberstadt
      Mary Eberstadt is a Senior Research Fellow at Faith and Reason Institute and the author of Adam and Eve After the Pill, It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies and other books.
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+  Humane vitae's response to the Population Control movement

  • Description: Obianuju Ekeocha has engaged head-on with UN officials and policies which attempt to promote so-called "reproductive health," primarily contraception and abortion, which she calls the new neo-colonialism. She joins us today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Obianuju Ekeocha
      Obianuju "Uju" Ekeocha is a native African woman, living and working in the United Kingdom as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist. She is the founder of Culture of Life Africa and an internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist who has spoken in 18 countries, as well as the United Nations. She has been featured on numerous broadcast networks, including BBC television and radio. She is the author of Target Africa: Ideological Neo-Colonialsim of the Twenty First Century. Visit
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    • Target Africa: Ideological Neo-colonialism of the Twenty-first Century

      Since the end of colonization Africa has struggled with socioeconomic and political problems. This has attracted wealthy donors from western nations, organizations and private foundations who have assumed the role of helper and deliverer. While some donors have good intentions, there are other western "progressive" donors whose gifts to Africa are often attached to their ideology of sexual liberation. These are the ideological neo-colonial masters of the 21st century who aggressively push into Africa their views on contraception, population control, sexualisation of children, feminism, homosexuality and abortion. The author, a native of Africa, shows how these donors are masterful at exploiting some of the heaviest burdens and afflictions of Africa such as maternal mortality, unplanned pregnancies, HIV/AIDS pandemic, child marriage and persistent poverty. This exploitation has put many African nations in the vulnerable position of receiving funding tied firmly to ideological solutions that are opposed to the cultural views and values of the people. Thus many African nations are put back into the protectorate positions of dependency as new cultural standards conceived in the west are made into core policies in African capitals and the new redefined terms of the west become applied within various African ministries. This book reveals a problematic facet of neo-colonialism that is rarely seen or talked about. Drawing from a broad array of well-sourced materials and documents, it tells the story of foreign aid gifts with strings attached, the story of Africa targeted and recolonized by wealthy powerful donors. (learn more)

+  Kresta Comments: Humane vitae and the World’s Debt to the Church

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