Kresta in the Afternoon – May 24, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Segment - Study: Military moms stressed and need help

    Military moms are stressed and need access to proper child and health care services; so says a report issued Friday by Congress's Joint Economic Committee. The report says 24,475 women active-duty military are currently deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, "yet child care services are not keeping up with longer and more frequent deployments…and women get only 6 weeks of leave after the birth of a child." Michelle Keener is the wife of a Marine who has served two tours in Iraq. She tell gives us a glimpse of life in a military family and the stresses it puts on marriage, faith and family.

    Second Segment - The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America

    During his three-year reign, King James II fell victim to the political battles in England between Catholicism and Protestantism on the one hand, and on the other, between the divine right of the Crown and the political rights of Parliament. James's greatest political problem was his Catholicism, which left him alienated from both parties in Parliament. We look at what is known as the Glorious Revolution, or the Revolution of 1688, the remarkable British upheaval that inspired America’s founding fathers.

    Third Segment  – Kresta grab bag

    The New York Archdiocese has received a record-breaking gift of $22.5 million – from an atheist. We’ll tell you why. A story by the Associated Press on Pope Benedict’s trip to Brazil says the Holy Father “defended the Church’s often bloody campaign to Christianize indigenous people…” Really? Find out on how many levels this story gets its wrong.

     

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