Kresta in the Afternoon – March 30, 2017 – Hour 1

+  A Catholic Politician Reflects on the Political Divide

  • Description: Much of our public discourse on politics consists of generic stereotypes - "Republican vs Democrats," "Conservative vs Progressive" and so on. We've lost focus on the actual people who make up our government and the factors that make up their political philosophies. Today we'll speak with Dave Trott, US Representative from Michigan, about his life as a Catholic member of Congress.
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    • Dave Trott
      Dave Trott is a United States Congressman from Michigan's 11th District. He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. Visit

+  Desire of the Everlasting Hills film seeks to help, not hurt

  • Description: In the past we've discussed the film Desire of the Everlasting Hills, a compassionate and edifying portrayal of Catholics living with same-sex attraction. The film was recently shown at Aquinas College, a small Catholic school in Michigan. Students, faculty and alumni who either misunderstood the film or were deliberately misrepresenting it voiced their concerns to the school's president, who promised to review the policies regarding campus speakers and programs. Dan Mattson joins us.
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    • Dan Mattson
      Dan Mattson was featured in the documentary Desire of the Everlasting Hills and has written about the Church's good news concerning homosexuality in First Things, Crisis Magazine, and other publications. He has been a frequent speaker at the National Catholic Singles Conference and appears regularly on Catholic Radio. He's working on a book called "Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace"
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+  America Needs Work

  • Description: Most of us adopt the false view that the most important feature of having a job is the income it provides. In a modern economy that runs on the exchange of money rather than clan loyalties, this is of course important. But a job does more than secure income. It provides an opportunity to work, and work more than money fosters human happiness and growth. Max Torres joins us to talk about job prospect under a Trump presidency and the Christian ideal of the meaning of work.
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    • Max Torres
      Max Torres is a professor in Catholic University of America's Busch School of Business and Economics. He has won numerous awards, and was recipient of the 2003 Novak Award from the Acton Institute.
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