Kresta in the Afternoon – October 10, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: The Pill and Depression

  • Description: Despite a new Pew survey reporting that only 4% of Americans and 13% of weekly Mass attending Catholics in the US think that contraception is morally wrong, “the Pill” is getting belated, but well-deserved, bad press from surprising sources. A Harvard psychology professor is reporting on research indicating that hormonal contraceptives influence the type of man a woman is attracted to and can undermine satisfaction in longterm relationships. We’ll talk about it with Dr. Greg Popcak.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is 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. Greg holds an adjunct faculty position in the sociology and graduate theology programs at Franciscan University. Visit and find his Faith on the Couch blog at
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+  Meet the Courage Apostolate's New Leader

  • Description: Fr Philip Bochanski is the new Executive Director of Courage, a Catholic apostolate for people with same-sex attraction. He plans to further expand the ministry and help more courageous men and women in the name of the church. He joins us today.
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    • Fr. Philip Bochanksi
      Fr. Bochanski is the Executive Director of Courage International. He became associate director last year and has helped implement Courage Study Days to help form priests about Catholic teaching on homosexuality and how to be clear and compassionate in presenting Catholic teachings. He has also served as Courage Chaplain in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Visit

+  Pope Francis Appoints 17 New Cardinals, Including 3 Americans

  • Description: During his Angelus yesterday, Pope Francis announced he is going to create 17 new members of the College of Cardinals. Among them are three Americans: Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago, Archbishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, and Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis. 13 of the Cardinals are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a papal conclave. We'll hear more from Matthew Bunson.
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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Matthew Bunson is a Senior Contributor to EWTN News and the National Catholic Register. and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson
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