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Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – June 19

Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 19

Live From the Acton Institute’s “Acton University”

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – The State in Catholic Thought
Dr Ken Grasso is here to examine where the State fits into Catholic thought and the role of subsidiarity.

4:40 – Iraq: US weighs options, including pressing al-Maliki to step down
The Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite prime minister in Baghdad to step down in a last-ditch effort to prevent disgruntled Sunnis from igniting a full-scale civil war, demonstrating U.S doubts about the country’s stability. President Barack Obama is also expected to announce that he is deploying about 100 special operations forces to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi forces. The president has said he has no plans to send Americans to Iraq for combat missions. We are joined by Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol about the deteriorating situation in Iraq and what it means for the Middle East in general.

5:00 – Living With Same-Sex Attraction
Daniel Mattson is a Roman Catholic, living with a homosexual inclination and committed to chastity. But he does not identify as “gay.” Rather, he says “I live with same-sex attraction.” He refuses to identify as gay because the label “gay” does not accurately describe who (or what) he is. More fundamentally, he refuses to use that label because he desires to be faithful to the theological anthropology of the Church. Dan joins us today.

5:20 – St Augustine: Father of Politics and Civil Society in Christendom?
Perhaps the most influential Church father of all time, St. Augustine is also the first author to deal with the problem of politics and civil society in light of Christianity. Kishore Jayabalan is here to examine his critique of pagan Rome and natural theology and what this means for the relationship between the City of God and the City of Man today.

5:40 – TBA

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