Kresta in the Afternoon – March 22, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup: The Originalist Interpretation of the Constitution

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+  The Myth of the “Good Divorce” (2 segments)

  • Description: We recently spoke with Greg Popcak about the false notion, popular for a large part of the 20th century, that divorce didn't have a negative impact on kids. We now have overwhelming amounts of evidence, including from adults whose parents divorced decades ago, that show the devastating effects of divorce. Margaret McCarthy has examined the work of doctors, theologians, lawyers, psychologists and other professionals who have studied divorce and its impact. She joins us.
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    • Margaret McCarthy
      Margaret McCarthy is the editor of "Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of Good Divorce and the Recovery of Origins." She's an assistant professor of theological anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America.
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    • Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins

      A timely unsettling of old "settled" questions surrounding divorce Amid the current nationwide debate over what "marriage" is, this book examines anew the nature and meaning of marriage from the standpoint of what adult children of divorce have actually experienced. Upholding the inextricable link between our personal identity and our origin in a union of two — and, more deeply, in the Fatherhood of God — the contributors to this volume reflect on the damage that divorce does to children, opening up important questions for all of us: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to love and to marry? After decades of talk about the rights of adults to get a divorce and the benefits for children of an amicable split between parents (a so-called "good divorce"), these authors — theologians, philosophers, political scientists, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and cultural critics — effectively unsettle conventional opinion. (learn more)

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