Kresta in the Afternoon – August 31, 2018 – Hour 2

+  Preparing for Marriage with the New Evangelization (2 segments)

  • Description: In recent years the Church has begun calling for a more intensive formation as couples prepare for marriage. John Grabowski joins us with a look at how couples can live out their vocation with an understanding of how marriage is both a covenant and a sacrament.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. 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.
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    • One Body: A Program of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment for the New Evangelization

      In recent years the Church has called for a more intensive formation for couples preparing for the vocation of marriage, both before the wedding and in the months and years to follow. John and Claire Grabowski's One Body: A Program of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment for the New Evangelization is an answer to that call. Through the teaching of Scripture and the Tradition of the Church, One Body guides couples preparing for marriage and living out their vocation in such important topics as forming a new family, marriage as a covenant and a sacrament, sexuality and the gift of children, mutual submission in marriage, fostering intimacy in all of its forms, constructive conflict resolution, and "investing" in a marriage. Written with a seamless blend of real-world experience and faithful theology, including resources to strengthen and sustain vibrant Christian marriages, this easy-to-follow program answers the Church's call to dive deeper into this vital sacrament. (learn more)

+  Devastating Floods Strike India

  • Description: The floodwaters are finally receding in Kerala, India but the trouble is just beginning. An estimated one million people are seeking refuge and food and - to make matters worse - local officials are reporting rises in snakebites. It's just one of the areas where Mary's Meals is leading the way in humanitarian relief. We talk with Magnus MacFarlane.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Magnus Mcfarlane-Barrow
      Magnus Marcfarlane-Barrow is the founder and Global Chief Executive of Mary's Meals. Visit
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