Kresta in the Afternoon – June 5, 2008 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Catholics for Obama

    Many big name Catholics around the country are lining up to endorse Barack Obama’s candidacy for president of the United States. They are stumping hard for Obama, who, if elected, has promised to do whatever he can to appoint justices and support legislation guaranteeing decades of protection for Roe v. Wade. Political scientist Paul Kengor is with us to look at the phenomenon of Catholics for Obama.

    Second Topic – Kung Fu Panda / Indiana Jones

    Catholic film critic Steven Greydanus joins us once again to look at Kung Fu Panda, hitting screens tomorrow, as well as the blockbuster success Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    Third Topic – English Church To Drop Adoption Services

    Catholic dioceses in England are pulling out of adoption agencies because of government policies requiring equal treatment of same-sex couples seeking to adopt children. The dioceses of Southwark, Portsmouth, and Arundel and Brighton have agreed to end their affiliation with the Catholic Children's Society. Many are predicting that other dioceses would soon follow suit, while some Catholic agencies vowed a court battle to protect their right to continue offering adoption services without compromising their Catholic identity. British journalist Joanna Bogle is with us to discuss this disturbing trend.

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