Kresta in the Afternoon – January 18, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Attorneys general, MySpace reach child safety deal

    49 states have joined an effort between MySpace social networking site and the attorneys general among nearly all of the United States to improve child safety on the web. What does this mean? How effective will it be? We find out from child internet safety expert Parry Aftab

    Second Topic – Church Censored in Canada

    We continue our look at the danger of the Canadian Human Rights Commissions. Catholic Insight magazine has responded to the charges in a human rights complaint against it by Edmonton resident Rob Wells. Father Alphonse de Valk, dismisses the complaint as unfounded and says he intends to contest it vigorously. He says the magazine considers all of the actions against it to be "trumped up and made with the intent to harass".  He’s with us to discuss how he ended up before the commission and why he sees it as the danger that it is.

    Third Topic –  The Catholic Priest Today

    This week is National Vocations Awareness Week. We talk with Fr. Eric Nielson who was featured in documentary on the priesthood entitled “The Catholic Priest Today.” The documentary provides a rare glimpse of the reality of life as a Catholic priest in the United States in the third millennium. Viewers are able to take a close look at the life of three Catholic priests and to hear commentary from a variety of people about how the priesthood impacts the lives of many. Fr. Eric candidly answers questions such as: What draws a man in today's world be a priest? What is a successful priest? What are the rewards of being a priest? Is it possible for today's priests to resist the temptations that surround them? What is the role of prayer in the life of a priest? Who is available to help priests with their needs?

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