Kresta in the Afternoon – June 12, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Topic– Divorce rates down. But so is marriage.

    There’s something in the latest government marriage and divorce numbers for everyone to have something to talk about. But both experts and advocates are warning there might be far less to them than meets the eye. Divorce in the US has hit a 36-year low. However, so has the marriage rate. David Blankenhorn joins us to discuss the future of marriage. What exactly is this social institution? Why do we have it in the first place? Where did it come from? What is it for? How is it changing?

    Second Topic- Progressive Illumination

    The Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman was an English convert, later made a Cardinal and in 1991 proclaimed 'Venerable'. In early life he was a major figure in the Oxford Movement to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots. Eventually his studies in history persuaded him to become a Roman Catholic. Both before and after his conversion he wrote a number of influential books. We take a journey through the life of Cardinal Newman with Fr. Edward Ondrako.

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