Kresta in the Afternoon – January 27, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: Reflections on Auschwitz

  • Description: Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, the site of one of the greatest atrocities in human history. Al visited Auschwitz last year, and he shares some of his thoughts.
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    • Man’s Search for Meaning

      Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaningamong the ten most influential books in America. (learn more)

+  Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World (2 segments)

  • Description: It shouldn't be news to anyone that Christians are a cultural minority with values that seem more and more out of place. How do Christian parents raise their kids in this enviornment? We'll talk with Dr Ray Guarendi.
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    • Dr. Ray Guarendi
      Dr Ray Guarendi is the host of the Doctor is In and the author of several books including Raising Upright Kids in an Upside Down World. Catch his program live every weekday at 1 PM eastern on the Ave Maria Radio app or your favorite local Catholic radio station. Visit him at
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    • Raising Upright Kids in an Upside Down World

      From raunchy television shows to immoral peers, the barriers to raising moral and mature children are higher and more treacherous than ever. In Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World, acclaimed Catholic psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi offers parents a roadmap through this difficult and sometimes frightening terrain. Dr. Ray brings to bear his decades of clinical experience and his experience as a father of ten with some of the hardest questions of modern parenting:

      • How do you manage kids access to pop culture and to the corporations who all want a piece of their allowance?
      • How do you respond to others, including your own family, who don't approve of your countercultural parenting?
      • How do you handle the overabundance of stuff toys, clothes, technology that clogs up your family's everyday life?
      • When do you give (or take away) a smartphone?
      • How much freedom do you give your kids to choose their own friends and when do you step in when they make wrong choices?
      • What are the habits of mind you need to form in them so they can stand strong against a morally and spiritually corrosive culture?
      Raising Upright Kids in an Upside-Down World is a clarion call for strong, confident parenting in confusing times. More importantly, Dr. Ray gives you the resources to grow in that confidence: the knowledge of an expert, the insight of an experienced clinician, and the wisdom of decades of fatherhood. This is a book for parents who aim to form children who value the things of God, no matter the work and the effort. Dr. Ray is here to tell you: it's worth it. (learn more)

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