Kresta in the Afternoon – July 1, 2020 – Hour 2

  • Description: Our guest host today is Matthew Bunson.

+  The Catholic View of Womanhood

  • Description: Teresa Tomeo has experienced firsthand the way our culture distorts the self-image of women and their role in the world. She joins us as we continue our look at John Paul II’s letter to women and the idea of the feminine genius.
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    • Teresa Tomeo
      Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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    • Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture

      Popular radio host Teresa Tomeo knows from experience that the self-image of American women is being distorted by pop culture. With its emphasis on youth, physical beauty, and sexuality, the secular media is encouraging women--and girls--to see themselves primarily as sex objects. A professional TV and radio journalist, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends in order to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church. So what are women steeped in the Hollywood and Cosmo girl version of reality to do? Undergo Tomeo's Extreme Makeover. With the help of this book, they can shed the toxic messages that objectify and enslave them and embrace the truth about being a beloved daughter of God. (learn more)

+  Supreme Court rejects Montana 'Blaine Amendment' in religious schools case

  • Description: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Montana state constitution’s bar on public funding of religious institutions violates the First Amendment. At issue was a state scholarship program, created by the legislature in 2015, and funded by donors who could claim tax credits. The Montana revenue department said that scholarships in the program could only be applied to non-religious schools because of a no-aid clause in the state’s constitution. It’s a significant and fascinating case, and we’ll talk about it with Andrea Picciotti-Bayer.
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    • Andrea Picciotti-Bayer
      Andrea Picciotti-Bayer is Legal Advisor for The Catholic Association Foundation. Andrea’s legal career has been dedicated to civil rights advocacy. Upon completion of two successive clerkships on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Andrea began work at the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division as an Honor’s Program attorney. Upon leaving the Department of Justice, Andrea moved to Colombia, South America. While there Andrea was a founding board member of the Asociación Cultural Caldense, a non-profit organization providing vocational and cultural supports for low-income women in the coffee-growing region of Colombia, and served as a Volunteer Warden for the United States Embassy in Colombia.
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+  Moving Toward Mercy

  • Description: Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Jeffrey Kirby to serve as a Missionary of Mercy. He joins us with a look at what the Missionaries do and gives some advice on how we can all move toward Mercy.
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    • Fr. Jeffrey Kirby
      Fr. Jeffrey Kirby is pastor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Thy Kingdom Come: Living the Lord's Prayer in Everyday Life, Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life; Doors of Mercy: Exploring God's Covenant with You; and Lord, Teach Us to Pray. He has appeared on EWTN, Salt + Light television, and the BBC, as well as on Catholic radio. He was recently named by Pope Francis to serve as a Missionary of Mercy
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