Kresta in the Afternoon – December 12, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Social Science Apologetics: Masculine Persona May Lead to Mental Health Issues

  • Description: New research suggests men who identify with strong masculine characteristics including promiscuity and having power over women, are more likely to have psychological problems. Investigators from Indiana University Bloomington conducted a meta-analysis of 78 research samples involving 19,453 participants. Greg Popcak joins us to talk about it.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is 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. Greg holds an adjunct faculty position in the sociology and graduate theology programs at Franciscan University. Visit and find his Faith on the Couch blog at
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+  Lessons from Our Lady of Guadalupe + Feast of St. Lazarus (2 segments)

  • Description: On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Steve Ray joins us to look at the story of the apparition and the role Mary has played in the evangelization of Mexico. We’ll also look at the upcoming feast of St. Lazarus (yes, he’s really a saint!) and how a minor character from the New Testament became the center of one of Christ’s most well-known miracles.
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    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 130 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and
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