Mackerel Snappers: How to explain even the toughest teachings about God and his Catholic Church
Description: Where is Purgatory in the Bible? Why does the Catholic Church oppose in-vitro fertilization? Catholics were once labeled "mackerel snappers" because of their regular consumption of fish on Fridays. Abstinence from meat is just one of many often misunderstood Catholic teachings. Rather than shy from that old derogatory nickname, Spencer Allen claims it as a badge of pride as it explains and defends the teachings of God's one, true Church. Spencer is here to offer systematic explanations invaluable in their own defense and practice of the faith.
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Exposing the Lie: Marriage and Manipulating the Media
Description: Many of you have probably seen the headline "Marriage Not An Antidote to Poverty" which has been all over the news. As you might have guessed, there is more to the story. The truth is, the "study" is actually a position paper that presents no new data and, in fact, supports a foundational assertion of the marriage movement's campaign against poverty; namely, that to be effective as an anti-poverty initiative, marriage must come before baby. Dr. Greg Popcak joins us to discuss the facts behind this latest PR campaign against marriage.
Dr Greg Popcak
Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute , In addition to his duties as Executive Director of the Institute, he serves as the Senior Clinician for the Catholic telephone counseling practice which provides over 4000 hrs/yr of ongoing, Catholic tele-counseling services to Catholic couples, families, and individuals around the world.