Kresta in the Afternoon – August 21, 2020 – Hour 1

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+  How to Win the Fight Against Clericalism

  • Description: Imagine a man who wakes up with a headache and chills. He feels sick all day and the next morning it’s the same thing….day after day until he finally decides it must be how everyone feels all the time he just has to live with it,. In some ways, the Church is like that man – and our illness is called clericalism. We’ve suffered from so long that most of us take it for granted – and that needs to change. Russell Shaw joins us.
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    • Russell Shaw
      Russell Shaw is the author of several books including Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity. His other books include American Church and Nothing to Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church. For 18 years, he directed media relations for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference. From 1987 to 1997 he oversaw media relations for the Knights of Columbus.
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    • Clerical Sexual Misconduct: An Interdisciplinary Analysis

      In 2018, as accounts of clerical sexual misconduct in Chile, Honduras, and the United States roiled the Catholic Church, an international meeting of experts in journalism, law, pastoral care, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology, was convened to study the incidence of clerical sexual abuse of males. Under the skilled editorship of Jane F. Adolphe and Ronald J. Rychlak, Clerical Sexual Misconduct: An Interdisciplinary Analysis is the result of that meeting and the incisive, insightful studies which it generated. (learn more)

+  Race in America: What Should Catholics Do?

  • Description: As the national conversation about racism and police in America dominated headlines and social media this summer, many Catholics turned their attention to racism in the Church and among believers, both throughout history and in our present day. Deacon Harold Burke Sivers joins us, combining his experiences as a Black man in America, a Catholic deacon and former law enforcement officer.
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    • Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
      Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is the co-host of EWTN's Morning Glory. He's a Catholic speaker and evangelist and the founder and director of He's the author of Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality and The Mass in Sacred Scripture. Visit him at
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    • Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

      Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality. What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book. Drawing from Scripture and Church teaching, the author roots Catholic male spirituality in a covenant relationship with God and the cross of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that when a man embraces the cross he is truly able to be himself—the man that God created and calls him to be. Behold the Man can deepen a man's experience of Christ and help him to know the Lord more intimately. "This is a theological and anthropological tour de force that champions authentic male spirituality for the men of our times." — Father Donald Calloway, M.I.C, Author, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy (learn more)

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