Kresta in the Afternoon – September 7, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Kresta News Roundup

  • + Articles Mentioned:

    • The Spirituality of Work: Perspectives from Pope St. John Paul II -
      Our work may sometimes seem futile, and it may even leave us exhausted, irritated, and discouraged. Yet Pope John Paul II was bold enough to say that there is spirituality to our work in his encyclical letter entitled Laborem Exercens (1981). Aside from the great contribution to Catholic social teaching made by John Paul II in this document, he also made it very clear that our work, as laity, is part of God’s divine plan for us and actually leads us closer to him. An exploration of the spirituality and theology of work described by John Paul II is worth pursuing, lest we become discouraged in our daily work. (click to read more)

    • Teachings on Human Labor from the Catechism -
      (click to read more)

+  World Youth Alliance

  • Description: The World Youth Alliance is composed of young men and women from every part of the world. In cooperation with other organs of the international community, primarily the United Nations and the European Union, the World Youth Alliance is committed to building free and just societies through a culture of life. That culture affirms the inalienable dignity of the person, defends the intrinsic right to life, nurtures the family, and fosters a social climate favorable to integral development, solidarity, and mutual respect.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Julia Kenney
      Julia is Director of Operations of WYA North America

+  Theology of the Body Congress: Enriching Leaders to Renew the Culture of Life

  • Description: Societal forces are attempting to radically alter the very definition of marriage, the family and life itself. The Theology of the Body Congress proposes a powerful vision of sexual complementarity that reaches the core of what it means to be human, made in the image and likeness of God. This year’s theme is “Love, Mercy and the Gift of the Family.” We’ll hear more from Damon Owens.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Damon Owens
      Damon Owens is the Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute. He’s the founder of Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey and the New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association. He’s a Certified Speaker for the TOB Institute and a National Trainer for Ascension Press.

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