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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 29, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup

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    • How Decades of Divorce Helped Erode Religion -
      Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other.

      Divorce rates climbed to the highest levels ever in the 1980s, when about half of all marriages ended in divorce.

      And in the present day, Americans are rapidly becoming less religious. Since 1972, the share of Americans who say they do not adhere to any particular religion has increased from 5 percent of the population to 25 percent.

      Could these trends be related? (click to read more)

    • The Angel of Dachau is Now a Blessed -
      Father Engelmar Unzeitig, who was interred in the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp and has been recognized as a martyr, was beatified during a Mass on Saturday. (click to read more)

+  Rearview Mirror: Nuremberg Trials and the Natural Law

+  Preparing for the Archdiocese of Detroit Evangelization Synod

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  • Description: As the Archdiocese of Detroit prepares for its Synod on Evangelization, Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate a Mass for Pardon, acknowledging and repenting for ways the disciples of Christ have failed in fulfilling their mission. We'll talk about it with him today.
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    • Archbishop Allen Vigneron
      Archbishop Allen Vigneron has been the Archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese since 2009. He was formerly the bishop of Oakland, CA and rector-president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 29, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: The Positive Value of Humane Vitae

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  • Description: The United Kingdom-based Wijngaards Insititute recently released a statement calling on the Catholic Church to reverse its opposition to contraception. In response, hundreds of Catholic scholars with degrees in law, theology, medicine and other fields signed a document in support of Church teaching. Dr. Greg Popcak was among the contributing scholars. He joins us today.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is the Executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Greg holds an adjunct faculty position in the sociology and graduate theology programs at Franciscan University.
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+  A Charlie Brown Religion (2 segments)

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  • Description: Charles Schutlz’s Peanuts comic strip forever changed the industry. The endearing and witty remarks brought to life by Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy and their friends have caused newspaper readers and television viewers to laugh, sigh, gasp and ponder for more than half a century. Religion played a significant role in the strip. We’ll look at the faith of Charles Schultz with Stephen Lind.
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    • Stephen Lind
      Stephen is an assistant professor of business communication at Washington and Lee University. He holds a PhD in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design from Clemson University. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and the Journal of Communication and Religion. Visit him at StephenJLind.com
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    • A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz (Great Comics Artists Series)

      Based on new archival research and original interviews with Schulz’s family, friends, and colleagues, author Stephen J. Lind offers a new spiritual biography of the life and work of the great comic strip artist. In his lifetime, aficionados and detractors both labeled Schulz as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal views on faith have eluded journalists and biographers for decades. Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they begin to see the nuances of the humorist’s own complex, intense journey toward understanding God and faith. (learn more)

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Christian Classics – September 29, 2016

  • Description: Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

Fire on the Earth – September 29, 2016

  • Description: This daily radio show provides a compelling look at the New Evangelization through inspiring teachings, interviews and testimonies.

Food for the Journey – September 29, 2016

  • Description: Sister Ann Shields believes there is a major disconnect in the lives of many Catholics: a separation between God's word and its application to our personal/daily lives.

The Doctor Is In – September 29, 2016

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

Catholic Connection – September 29, 2016 – Hour 1

  • Description: Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today.

Catholic Connection – September 29, 2016 – Hour 2

  • Description: Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today.

More2Life – September 29, 2016: Feeling Used

  • Description: More 2 Life is a surprising radio program that brings the Theology of the Body teachings of John Paul II into the practical, everyday experience of life. Dr. Greg and Lisa will help you solve your problems with relevant, relatable and achievable tools and solutions straight from the genius of the Theology of the Body. It is the life you were meant to live! To make a telecounseling appointment with Dr. Greg or one of his associates, call 740-266-6461. To purchase Dr. Greg's books, please visit: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/shop/default.asp

+  Intro & Dr. Greg and Lisa take your calls

+  Dr. Greg & Lisa talk to their guest

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    • Bethany Meola
      Assistant Director in the USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family life and Youth , USCCB

      Bethany Meola is an MTS graduate of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (Bioethics, 2010) and currently works as Assistant Director in the USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family life and Youth. She also manages the website www.foryourmarriage.org

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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 28, 2016 – Hour 1

+  John Paul II and the All-Male Priesthood (2 segments)

  • Description: In 1994 Pope John Paul II issued the apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, which reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on male-only priesthoodWe’ll talk about why with Fr. John Riccardo.
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    • Fr. John Riccardo
      Fr. John Riccardo is the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan and the host of Christ is the Answer on Ave Maria Radio.
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    • Ordinatio Sacerdotalis and subsequent responses -
      The teaching that the sacrament of holy orders can be conferred only on a baptized male is an infallible teaching of the Catholic faith which has been passed down since the time of Jesus. Of necessity, this has been clearly re-stated in recent documents of the Magisterium. We here present the two most important documents, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis and the CDF’s response to a question concerning it, both of which were writter or ordered by Pope John Paul II. For further background we have also included a letter by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger concerning the CDF reply and the document 1976 CDF document Inter Insignores, which goes into the reasons for a male priesthood. (click to read more)

+  Can Catholics and Evangelicals Learn from Each Other?

  • Description: Keith Major’s family left the Catholic Church when he was a young child. After many years as an Evangelical, he returned to full communion with the Church. Despite their differences, there are many things Catholics and Evangelicals can learn from each other. Keith is here to talk about it.
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    • Keith Major
      Keith Major is the Director of Marketing and Media at Franciscan University.
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