Kresta in the Afternoon – September 8, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Sexless Marriage in a Sex-Saturated Society

  • Description: A study from the Archives of Sexual Behavior shows that Americans are less sexually active than they were 25 years ago. Making sex more available doesn't make it more exciting; it makes it more banal. Despite our sex-saturated society, 30% of marriages are sexless. We'll talk about what this means with Dr Greg Popcak.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is Chair of the Online Master of Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He's also 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. Visit and find his Faith on the Couch blog at
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+  Is Death a Gift? (2 segments)

  • Description: When natives of third-world countries visit the West, they often comment on how uncomfortable many westerners are with talking about death. We know it happens to everyone, but we're afraid and hide from the very idea of it. For some, this has even led to transhumanist efforts to "conquer" death. But that's not what God the Father wants us to do. For Christians, death is not something to fear - it is something to embrace. We'll talk about it with Monica Hannan.
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    • Monica Hannan
      Monica Hannan is an Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist for NBC affiliate KFYR-TV and the author of several books, most recently Gift of Death: A Message of Comfort and Hope. Visit
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    • Gift of Death: A Message of Comfort and Hope

      Do you fear death? Our last breath on earth is followed immediately by our first breath in eternity, and for many, the distance between those breaths is full of fear and uncertainty. Through the use of personal stories and insightful conversations, Monica Hannan has opened for us a light into an often dark subject. Her natural gift for storytelling and her in-depth interviews with those who have experienced death, either their own or the deaths of those close to them, offer proof not only that our lives do not end here, but that there is no need to fear our final hours or what comes next. For those who put their trust in God, death truly is a gift, as we close our eyes in this world and open them in the next. "As I made my way through the manuscript, it reminded me of so many experiences in my own life and ministry, which is a signal to me that the book will be a true service to its readers." -- Msgr. James P. Shea, President, University of Mary. (learn more)

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