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Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – July 14

Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 14

4:00 – What is the Church doing about immigration?
The immigration crisis in the southwestern US has been making headlines for several weeks. Politicians are deeply divided about what they should do, especially with the hundreds of children who have crossed the border alone. The White House announced today that most of these children will be returned to their home countries. What should the Church do about these immigrants, the majority of whom are Catholic? Kevin Appleby, director of the Migration and Refugee Services Office of Migration at the USCCB, joins us.

4:20 – Waiting for Eli: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith
Chad Judice’s son Eli was born with spina bifida, a dreaded birth defect that can cause paralysis and other complications. In his book “Waiting for Eli: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith,” Chad takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride, starting with the day he learned of his son’s condition. It is an inspiring story of faith, hope and the power of prayer. The book has a strong pro-life, pro-love message, and is made even more compelling by the author’s descriptions of little miracles along the way. Chad joins us.

5:00 – True or False Possession: How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented
In “True or False Possession,” renowned French neuropsychiatrist Jeanne Lhermitte examined the differences between people suffering from mental illness and people suffering from genuine demonic possession. Lhermitte said that genuine possessions evade explanations and exceed the competence of even the wisest physicians, and must be handled by the Church. With sober clarity and reserve, he reviewed the detailed clinical records of scores of cases that startled and alarmed our forefathers, as well as the cases of many souls he examined personally: unfortunate souls judged possessed, who manifested symptoms ranging from the picturesque to the loathsome and pitiful. The book was originally published in 1963, and was re-released last year with minor edits and a new introduction by Aaron Kheriaty, MD, the Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. Aaron joins us.

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