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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 25, 2019 – Hour 1

+  The Rise and Fall of the American-Judeo Consensus

  • Description: During the early 20th Century, the prevailing American Protestant consensus splintered, and some liberal Protestants responded by reaching out to make common cause with Jews and Catholics. The result was the "Judeo-Christian consensus" that sought to ground American identity and public policy in the values shared across Protestant, Catholics, and Jews. The Judeo-Christian consensus became ascendant during the 1930s, reached its peak during the early 1960s, and began its decline during the 1990s. We talk about it with Dr James Patterson.
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    • Dr. James Patterson
      Dr James Patterson is an associate professor of politics at Ave Maria University and the author of Religion in the Public Square: Sheen, King, and Falwell. His areas of research include race, religion, and American political development. He has held research positions at the Program for American Values and Institutions at Duke University and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, as well as teaching positions at Hampden-Sydney College and Gettysburg College.
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    • Religion in the Public Square: Sheen, King, Falwell

      In Religion in the Public Square, James M. Patterson considers religious leaders who popularized theology through media campaigns designed to persuade the public. Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Rev. Jerry Falwell differed profoundly on issues of theology and politics, but they shared an approach to public ministry that aimed directly at changing how Americans understood the nature and purpose of their country. From the 1930s through the 1950s, Sheen was an early adopter of paperbacks, radio, and television to condemn totalitarian ideologies and to defend American Catholicism against Protestant accusations of divided loyalty. During the 1950s and 1960s, King staged demonstrations and boycotts that drew the mass media to him. The attention provided him the platform to preach Christian love as a political foundation in direct opposition to white supremacy. Falwell started his own church, which he developed into a mass media empire. He then leveraged it during the late 1970s through the 1980s to influence the Republican Party by exhorting his audience to not only ally with religious conservatives around issues of abortion and the traditional family but also to vote accordingly. Sheen, King, and Falwell were so successful in popularizing their theological ideas that they won prestigious awards, had access to presidents, and witnessed the results of their labors. However, Patterson argues that Falwell's efforts broke with the longstanding refusal of religious public figures to participate directly in partisan affairs and thereby catalyzed the process of politicizing religion that undermined the Judeo-Christian consensus that formed the foundation of American politics. (learn more)

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+  The Sexual Revolution and the Abuse Crisis (2 segments)

  • Description: The sexual revolution has had an incalculable effect on our society, but there are now entire generations of adults who don’t even remember when it began. We look over the history of the revolution and its effects on today, along with the latest data on the sexual abuse crisis in the Church, with Jennifer Roback Morse.
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    • Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
      Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the founder of the Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization equipping advocates for the family, in their homes and in the public square. She's the author of several books, most recently The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives and How the Church was Right all Along
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    • The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was Right All Along

      The Sexual Revolution—and the breakdown of the Family—has brought misery to millions. In The Sexual State Jennifer Roback Morse shows that the Sexual Revolution did not just “happen” like a force of nature. Rather, it was deliberately created by “elites,” harnessing the power of the State, allowing them inflict three false and calamitous ideologies—contraception, divorce, and gender—that have led to widespread and profound unhappiness, and worse. The ideas of the Sexual Revolution did not emerge from the lived experiences of ordinary people, the government has been imposing the morality of an out-of-touch elite class on the rest of us for decades. The Sexual State turns the conventional wisdom on its head to reveal how:

      • The Sexual Revolution is and always has been a creation of the State
      • Social issues are unified and can be understood as the outgrowth of a few simple (but gravely flawed) principles.
      • The Sexual Revolution hides its totalitarian objectives behind seemingly modest demands.
      • Children have identity and relational rights with respect to their parents…and how the Sexual State denies children these rights
      Social conservative ideas and traditional Catholic morality are getting clobbered. And the dirty secret that no one wants to acknowledge—until now!—is that the progressive social elites have rigged the system. Most people don’t love abortion, or divorce, or single-parent families! Thankfully, Dr. Morse, and the Catholic Church, have the answer. It is vital that those who would change the culture understand how we got there, otherwise, the countering tactics will remain impotent. In this masterful take-down of the Sexual Revolution and its promoters, Morse calls for a widespread adherence to the principles of the Church. Only then will our society recover from the misrule of the “elites” and the “managerial class.” (learn more)

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Food for the Journey – June 25, 2019

  • Description: Sister Ann Shields believes there is a major disconnect in the lives of many Catholics: a separation between God's word and its application to our personal/daily lives.

Christian Classics – June 25, 2019

  • Description: Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

The Doctor Is In – June 25, 2019

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

Christ is the Answer – June 25, 2019: Biblical View of Marriage

  • Program #: 735
  • Description: Instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life's greatest questions.

More2Life – June 25, 2019(encore presentation from June 22, 2017): Wedding Season!

  • Description: More 2 Life is a surprising radio program that brings the Theology of the Body teachings of John Paul II into the practical, everyday experience of life. Dr. Greg and Lisa will help you solve your problems with relevant, relatable and achievable tools and solutions straight from the genius of the Theology of the Body. It is the life you were meant to live! To make a telecounseling appointment with Dr. Greg or one of his associates, call 740-266-6461. To purchase Dr. Greg's books, please visit: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/shop/default.asp

+  Intro & Dr. Greg and Lisa take your calls

+  Dr. Greg & Lisa talk to their guest

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    • Bethany Meola
      Assistant Director in the USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family life and Youth , USCCB

      Bethany Meola is an MTS graduate of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (Bioethics, 2010) and currently works as Assistant Director in the USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family life and Youth. She also manages the website www.foryourmarriage.org

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Catholic Connection – June 25, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

+  Dismemberment Ban Petition Approved

  • Description: "The Michigan Board of State Canvassers approved the summary and form of the Michigan Values Life petition to ban dismemberment abortions (D&E) in Michigan. Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “Our affiliates and volunteers around the state are excited we’re able to begin collecting signatures to end this barbaric procedure in Michigan.” Michigan Values Life is the name of the committee Right to Life of Michigan organized to collect signatures to initiate the legislation into the Michigan Legislature. The legislation can be passed into law by majority votes in the Legislature with no input from Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has promised to veto the legislation." ...
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Catholic Connection – June 25, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Monthly Marriage Encounter

+  Monthly Marriage Encounter

  • Description: Greg & Julie Alexander continued

+  Communion and Catholic Politicians: US Bishops on Upholding Church Teaching

  • Description: "The pressing question of how to respond to politicians in open defiance of Catholic teachings on issues like abortion and marriage came up in Baltimore during the U.S. bishops’ spring meeting. Several bishops explained to the Register the factors that need to be taken into consideration when a bishop responds to a politician’s flagrant defiance of Church teachings." ...
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Stories from the Heart – June 25, 2019: The Shoemaker’s Gift

  • Program #: 169

Fire on the Earth – June 25, 2019: Mary, Our Model

  • Description: The humility of the Virgin Mary is the model for all those who desire to draw near to God.