Kresta in the Afternoon with Guest Host Jerry Usher – June 8, 2016 – Hour 1

+  How Nuns Shaped Health Care in the US

  • Description: The media loves to portray the Catholic Church as anti-woman and anti-science for its stance on human sexuality and reproduction. Few seem to realize that Catholic nuns have been called the first feminists and were instrumental in shaping healthcare in the US. We’ll talk about it with Amy Brooks.
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    • Amy Brooks
      Amy Brooks is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom. Amy's love for History compelled her to pursue her Master's Degree which she earned in 2014. Amy now writes at prayerwinechocolate.com. where she discusses many topics which include faith, adoption, and pro-life issues. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Matt and son Xavier.
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+  Pro-Life Advocate Vindicated in Iowa

  • Description: Charges have been dismissed against an Iowa pro-lifer who was accused of trespassing while protesting at a local Planned Parenthood. Thomas More Society lawyers successfully defended Steve Beller’s First Amendment rights. We’ll talk with attorney Martin Cannon.
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+  Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

  • Description: Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer — he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Ed Sri joins us to talk about how Jesus seeks after us and calls us to a personal encounter with Him.
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    • Dr Ed Sri
      Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. He’s the author of several books including “A Biblical Walk through the Mass” and “Love Unveiled: The Catholic Faith Explained.” Dr. Sri is a professor of theology and Vice President of Mission and Outreach at the Augustine Institute in Denver and a founding leader of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He’s the content director and host of the acclaimed video series Symbolon and the ggneral editor of “Opening the Word: Journey through the Sunday Readings.”
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