Kresta in the Afternoon – November 23, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Under Caesar's Sword Documentary brings Persecution to Life

  • Description: Almost exactly a year ago we traveled to Rome for the Under Caesars Sword conference, where we dicussed the state of Christian perseuction around the world. Some of the stories we discussed have been brought to life in a new documentary, which focuses on Christians' creative strategies to survive, build alliances and resist persecution. We'll talk about it with Dan Philpott.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dan Philpott
      Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on religion and global politics, emphasizing reconciliation and religious freedom. He has pursued an activist dimension of his work in reconciliation in Kashmir and the Great Lakes region of Africa. Visit and view the film at
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+  35 Years since Familiaris Consoritio (2 segments)

  • Description: Saint John Paul the Great's Familiaris Consortio was released on November 22, 1981 and describes role of marriage and the family in the world and the challenges facing the family. 35 years later, its message is as true as ever. We'll talk about it with John Grabowski.
  • Segment Guests:
    • John Grabowski
      John Grabowski is an associate professor of Moral Theology and Ethics at The Catholic University of America. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XCI in 2009. he is also serving as a theological advisor to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth. In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.
    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World Anniversary Edition: Familiaris Consortio
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