Kresta in the Afternoon – August 7, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Catholics have become mainstream America?

    Not too long ago, Catholics were seen as a different breed of Americans. Now, says researcher George Barna, the Catholic population in America is indistinguishable from the population at large. We look at the research with Catholic voting expert George Marlin.

    Second Topic – Abstinence funding weakened in legislation

    Part of the children's health legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Aug. 1 extends Title V abstinence education funding for another two years but expands the funding to include "comprehensive sex-education" programs, which already are heavily funded and too often promote premarital sex. Valerie Huber, director of the National Abstinence Education Association responds.

    Third Topic – When A Loved One Dies in Sin

    It’s a devastating thought, but one that many people deal with in the most emotional of times – what happens when a loved one dies in sin. We examine this issue with Fr. John Jay Hughes of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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