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Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – Mar. 10

Talking about the “things that matter most” on Mar. 10

4:00 – Mackerel Snappers: How to explain even the toughest teachings about God and his Catholic Church
Where is Purgatory in the Bible? Why does the Catholic Church oppose in-vitro fertilization? Catholics were once labeled “mackerel snappers” because of their regular consumption of fish on Fridays. Abstinence from meat is just one of many often misunderstood Catholic teachings. Rather than shy from that old derogatory nickname, Spencer Allen claims it as a badge of pride as it explains and defends the teachings of God’s one, true Church. Spencer is here to offer systematic explanations invaluable in their own defense and practice of the faith.

4:40 – Exposing the Lie: Marriage and Manipulating the Media
Many of you have probably seen the headline “Marriage Not An Antidote to Poverty” which has been all over the news. As you might have guessed, there is more to the story. The truth is, the “study” is actually a position paper that presents no new data and, in fact, supports a foundational assertion of the marriage movement’s campaign against poverty; namely, that to be effective as an anti-poverty initiative, marriage must come before baby. Dr. Greg Popcak joins us to discuss the facts behind this latest PR campaign against marriage.

5:00 – Therese, Faustina and Bernadette: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love
Author, speaker, and retreat leader Elizabeth Ficocelli is here to introduces us to three remarkable women saints who became not only her role models, but also her life-changing friends. Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette taught Ficocelli about faith, hope, and love, and showed her what true Catholic womanhood looks like. Some of the best saint stories are not about wonder-workers, but rather the everyday saints–friends who understand the challenges of marriage and motherhood and the banalities of day-to-day life. Elizabeth discovered three such friends in Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of the Divine Mercy, and Bernadette of Lourdes. She joins us.

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