Kresta in the Afternoon – October 22, 2009 – Hour 1

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    Topic One – The Nude in Art and John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

    The theme of the nude ought to manifest the wonder we feel before the mystery of the human personality. Even more, it ought to manifest the wonder and exultation felt by Adam, still innocent, when he found Eve a helper fit for him, and vice versa. We talk with Lawrence Feingold about the nude in art and Pope John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body. Why is the image of the human person so brutalized, trivialized, or banalized in 20th Century art compared with the great works of the Western tradition? We find out.

    Topic Two – Shaky Economy Forces Parents to Change Priorities

    In 7 Myths of Working Mothers, author Suzanne Venker dispels the notion that living on one income is designed for the truly fortunate. The recent economic downturn, however, has forced people to scale down their lifestyles.  Suzanne is here to argue that living on one income is entirely possible for most families -- and offers suggestions for how to do so.

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