Kresta in the Afternoon – July 25, 2019 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest host today is Matthew Bunson

+  Missionary Priest Says Plight of Iraq’s Christians Continues to Worsen

+  Why Humane Vitae is Still Right

  • Description: It’s been 51 years since Pope Paul VI promulgated Humane Vitae and its teachings are as applicable as ever. In what ways have his warnings come true? We talk with Janet Smith.
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    • Dr. Janet Smith
      Janet Smith is the author of several books, including Why Humane Vitae is Still Right.
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    • Why Humane Vitae is Still Right

      After half a century, how has the teaching of Pope Paul VI on marriage and birth control, presented in his encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), held up? Very well, says philosopher Janet Smith and her colleagues in Why Humanae Vitae Is Still Right.  A sequel to Smith's classic Why Humanae Vitae Was Right, this new volume shows how the ethical, theological, spiritual, and sociological case for Paul VI's controversial document remains strong—indeed, how it's in some ways even stronger today, following Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body and in light of the problems caused by the sexual revolution. In addition to essays by Dr. Smith herself, the book features contributions by other renowned experts and scholars such as Mary Eberstadt (author of the best-selling Adam and Eve after the Pill), Therese Scarpelli CoreyMichael WaldsteinChristopher WestObianuju Ekeocha (author of the best-selling Target Africa), Maria FedorykaDeborah SavageDerek DoroskiAngela LaFranchiWilliam NewtonJoseph AtkinsonMichele M. Schumacher, and Peter Colosi, among others. Why Humanae Vitae Is Still Right includes the Krakow Document composed under the supervision of Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (later, Pope John Paul II), which provided research by moral theologians and other experts that helped to shape what became John Paul II's Theology of the Body. (learn more)

+  The Feast of Joachim and Anne

  • Description: On Friday we celebrate the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne. How much do we know about Jesus’ grandparents? What was it like to be the parents of the Blessed Mother? We’ll talk with Steve Ray.
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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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