Kresta in the Afternoon – August 24, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: Seven moral rules found all around the world

  • Description: Anthropologists at the University of Oxford have discovered what they believe to be seven universal moral rules. How do they relate to the Catholic idea of the Natural Law? Does the Natural Law have any influence on modern philosophical thought? We talk with Dr. Greg Popcak.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr. Gregory Popcak is the director of The Pastoral Solutions Institute, a Catholic tele-counseling practice providing marriage & mental health counseling services to Catholics worldwide. Together with his wife Lisa Popcak, he is the author of over 20 books on relationships and spirituality. You can hear Dr. Greg and Lisa each weekday at 10am E/9C on their radio program More2Life, which is produced by Ave Maria Radio and carried by the EWTN Radio Network. Join the Catholic Households on Mission discussion on Facebook by searching Catholic HOM or finding the link in our slider.
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+  Helping our Kids Find Their Vocations (2 segments)

  • Description: Any parent knows the beautiful, exhausting and bewildering challenges that come with raising kids. How do we go beyond merely “raising” them to helping them find and understand their vocations? We’ll talk with John and Claire Grabowski.
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    • John Grabowski
      John Grabowski is an associate professor of Moral Theology and Ethics at The Catholic University of America. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XCI in 2009. he is also serving as a theological advisor to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth. In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.
      • Claire Grabowski
        Claire has been a Catholic educator, stay at home mother, in-home childcare provider, financial administrative assistant, and care-giver and companion to the elderly. She has been a mentor to women and couples and has been active in a variety of lay ministries for many years.
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      • Raising Catholic Kids for Their Vocations

        A practical guide for parents who want to form their children in the faith. The mission of every married couple is to generously welcome children as gifts from God…then what? As any parent knows, raising children is beautiful, exhausting, and often bewildering. And then we have their vocations to think about. It’s the job of parents to raise children who are able to cultivate the gift of Faith and really listen to what God is calling them to do with their lives. While God gives all the grace and faith necessary to follow him, we parents are tasked with fanning the flames. To help our children turn the spark of faith into a fire of love for God. As parents, we need to make our homes a community of prayer, of service, and of witness within the larger Body of Christ.  Making these regular and ongoing practices within the life of their family is the most effective way for parents to form their children in the faith. Of course, this is not always easy, that’s why Claire and John Grabowksi have made this practical guide. This is not high philosophy or deep theology (though it’s rooted firmly in Church teaching) but real advice, from real parents who have raised five children. As parents, it’s our job to get our children to heaven, and helping them discern the vocation God is calling them to is one of the most important parts of that job. You don’t have to do it alone, with fervent prayer, a close relationship with Christ, and the tested, practical advice in Raising Catholic Kids for Their Vocation, you’ll have the tools you need. (learn more)

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