Kresta in the Afternoon – July 6, 2020 – Hour 2

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+  Can the Church Save Marriage?

  • Description: Mark Regnerus has studied extensively marriage rates in the US and beyond and has discovered something troubling. Matrimony rates are in decline, even among Conservative Christians, and many churches seem to be doing more burying that marrying – even in pre-Covid times. Can the Church save marriage? We’ll talk with Dr. Regnerus.
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    • Dr. Mark Regnerus
      Mark Regnerus is a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research is in the areas of sexual relationship behavior, marriage, family and religion. He's the author of more than 40 articles and book chapters and four books, including Cheap Sex and the Transformation of Men, Marriage and Monogomy. Look for his new book, the Future of Christian Marriage, this fall and visit him at
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+  New Report Shows Allegations and Findings of Priestly Abuse are on the Rise

  • Description: The USCCB and the independent lay National Review Board have released the 2019 Annual Report, which audits the child safety procedures of the Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children. The report showed a significant increase in both allegations and findings of sexual abuse by priests. Fr. Paul Sullins of the Ruth Institute joins us with his analysis.
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    • Fr. Paul Sullins
      Fr Paul Sullins, PhD is a senior research associate of the Ruth Institute. He is a leader in the field of research on same-sex parenting and its implications for child development. He has written four books and over 100 journal articles, research reports, and essays on issues of family, faith, and culture. He is also Research Professor and Director of the Leo Initiative for Social Research at Catholic University, as well as Director of the Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought.
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