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Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – June 25

Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 25

4:00 – The Fall of Mosul: For anyone who cares about Christian history, it’s like the end of the world.
Mosul has had a Christian presence since the second century. It was a vital base for the church in the east and was the center of a network of monasteries. The city was overtaken by Islamic insurgents on June 10. Phillip Jenkins joins the show today to tell us about the significance of the fall of this ancient city.

4:20 – The Urging of Christ’s Love: The Saints and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church
In “The Urging of Christ’s Love,” Omar Gutiérrez tells the story of eleven people who lived their lives in pursuit of Christ. Each Saint, Blessed, or Servant of God is considered in the context of Catholic Social Teaching. The end of each chapter features a prayer and quotes from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, which help link the lessons we can learn from the saint’s life to Church teaching. By discovering new saints and rediscovering old ones, this book presents Catholic Social Teaching in an accessible and important way.

5:00 – Kresta Comments

5:40 – A Movie about Romance and…Abortion?
“Obvious Child” is a romantic comedy about a woman who chooses to have an abortion. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been highly praised by critics, who call it ‘genius’ and ‘empowering.’ The film will be released in theaters nationwide this Friday. Dr. Monica Miller is the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of several books, most recently “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars.” Dr. Miller joins us to discuss “Obvious Child” and her organization’s plans to protest the film.

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