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Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – July 22

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 22, 2014

 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 – How to Wolf-Proof Your Kids: A Practical Guide for Keeping Your Kids Catholic

Gary Michuta has long worked in the field of apologetics and evangelism. A few years ago, he gathered his experiences and ideas into a series of talks titled “How to Wolf-Proof Your Kids.” Catholic parents around the country were extremely enthusiastic about the talks. Parents frequently approached him after his talks and encouraged him to put the information into book form because their own experiences so closely mirrored what he said. Some of these parents would proceed to share their own heart-breaking stories when their child had been pulled out of the Church. These discussions with parents spurred him to act and the result is the book How to Wolf-Proof Your Kids: A Practical Guide for Keeping Your Kids Catholic. Gary joins us to discuss it and answer your questions.

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