Kresta in the Afternoon – October 21, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Teen Suicide Rate Spikes 56% in a Decade (2 segments)

  • Description: New data from the CDC shows that teen suicide rates have spiked by 56% over the last decade. What are the causes of this? Can anything be done to reverse the trend? We’ll take a look with Dr Rick Fitzgibbons.
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    • Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons
      Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D., is the author of Habits for a Healthy Marriage: A Handbook for Catholic Couples. He has treated and written about excessive anger and other psychological conflicts in marriage, children and priesthood for 40 years. He is the co-author of Forgiveness Therapy which initiates a new system of psychotherapy. He is married with three children.
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    • Habits for a Healthy Marriage: A Handbook for Catholic Couples

      Drawing on his forty years as a marriage and family psychiatrist, Dr. Fitzgibbons presents a book that can bring self-knowledge and healing to struggling marriages. It will help couples to identify and resolve the major emotional conflicts that weaken their relationships and hurt their marriage. It is very timely because of the epidemics of selfishness, anger, pornography and infidelity in marriage today. This work is unique because it draws upon the field of positive psychology, which focuses on growth in virtues by the spouses. It is the first book on strengthening marriages by a mental health professional that incorporates the luminous writing of St. John Paul II on marriage and empirically proven forgiveness therapy. The book demonstrates the benefits from a commitment to a mission of personal growth in acknowledging one's fault, receiving and giving forgiveness and cultivating virtues. This healing process is both fulfilling and demanding. Whether you are newly engaged, recently married, or married for many years, the conflict-resolving strategies described in this book―the habits of a healthy marriage―can help you to protect your relationship from the emotional storms that often lead to quarrelling and mistrust, and sometimes to separation and divorce. (learn more)

+  St Faustina Movie Hits Theaters - One Night Only

  • Description: A new film about the life of St Faustina and her message of Divine mercy will hit theaters next week - for one night only. It follows the incredible call of St Faustina to religious life and the gift of the Divine Mercy image and messages she received. We'll talk with Fr Kaz Chwalek.
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    • Fr. Kaz Chwalek
      Fr. Kaz Chwalek, MIC, is Provincial Superior for the Mary, Mother of Mercy Province of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and Vice-Coordinator of the North American Congress on Mercy. He worked on the first Polish edition of St. Faustina’s Diary and assisted with its English publication. His love for St. John Paul II led him to edit the English edition of The Making of the Pope of the Millennium: Kalendarium of the life of Karol Wojtyla, a compendium of primary sources chronicling the life and activities of the future pope. Visit
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