Kresta in the Afternoon – September 4, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Register Recap: A Busy Week for Pope Francis

  • Description: On Sunday Pope Francis unexpectedly named 13 new cardinals. Matthew Bunson joins us with a review of their backgrounds and also looks at the Pope's trip to Africa, which kicks off this week.
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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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+  Pope's September prayer intention: For protecting the oceans

  • Description: In his prayer intention for the month of September 2019, Pope Francis invites us to pray that "politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans."We talk with Dr Robert Whaples.
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    • Dr. Robert Whaples
      Dr Robert Whaples is Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University and the editor of several books including Pope Francis and the Caring Society. His doctoral dissertation "The Shortening of the American Work Week: An Economic and Historical Analysis" won the Allen Nevins Prize from the Economic History Association. He's also Co-editor of The Independent Review.
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    • Pope Francis and the Caring Society

      Pope Francis and the Caring Society is a thoughtful exploration of the Pope’s earnest call for a dialogue on building a truly compassionate society. Francis’s fervent support for uplifting the poor and protecting the environment has inspired far-reaching discussions worldwide: Do capitalism and socialism have positive or negative social consequences? What is the most effective way to fight poverty? And what value does a religious perspective offer in addressing moral, political, and economic problems? Pope Francis and the Caring Society is an indispensable resource for consideration of these vital questions. Edited by Robert M. Whaples, with a foreword by Michael Novak, the book provides an integrated perspective on Francis and the issues he has raised, examining the intersection of religion, politics, and economics. Readers will discover important historical and cultural context for considering Francis’s views, along with alternative solutions for environmental preservation, a defense of Francis’s criticism of power and privilege, a case for market-based entrepreneurship and private charity as potent tools for fighting poverty, and an examination of Francis’s philosophy of the family. Pope Francis and the Caring Society is essential reading for anyone interested in creating a better, more caring, and prosperous world. (learn more)

+  National Day of Remembrance for the Unborn

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