Kresta in the Afternoon – October 20, 2017 – Hour 1

+  The Women’s March Comes to Detroit

  • Description: You probably remember the "Women's March" protests that rose up in cities across the nation the day after President Trump took office. Now, the leaders of the protest have organized a "Women's Convention" in Detroit that, in its own words, "is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation." Unsurprisingly, Monica Miller is not one of the featured speakers. She joins us to discuss the Catholic view of womanhood.
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    • Monica Miller
      Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out prolifesociety.com.
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    • The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

      The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church elucidates the essential role women play in the covenant of salvation. With the support of Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theological insights, Monica Migliorino Miller explains how Christian women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood. (learn more)

+  What are “Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments?” Are they Legal?

  • Description: The healthcare debate is dragging on in Washington. The latest news is the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate cost-sharing reduction payments, which are subsidies paid by the government to insurance companies to cover the cost of low-income participants. Like many parts of the healthcare law, it’s complicated and contentious. Jack Nelson joins us to break it down.
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    • Jack Nelson
      Jack Nelson is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health. He's the author of Diagnosis Critical: The Urgent Threats Confronting Catholic Heath Care. He's been a Senior Scholar at the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at UAB since 1991and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board. He's also served as a professor at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
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+  Register Recap: Texas bishops warn against dangerous Satanic ‘perversion of devotion to the saints.’

  • Description: There is a cult called “Sancta Muerte” that is rapidly growing in the US and Mexico. It combines elements of “Folk Catholicism” with beliefs from Aztec and other cultures, particularly the focus on death. The cult has grown popular enough to attract the attention of Bishop Emeritus Michael Pfeifer. Matthew Bunson joins us with the details.
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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. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.
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