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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 21, 2013 – Hour 2

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Things Continue to Go Downhill With the LCWR

  • Description: In his first address to representatives of U.S. Catholic sisters since his appointment in April 2012, the archbishop tasked by the Vatican to oversee their leadership group reportedly had little to offer regarding the reason for Vatican concern or how the process goes forward. Leaving last Thursday’s closed-door meeting between Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), several sisters said they felt frustration at the lack of detail given by the prelate nearly 19 months into his mandate. Sartain met Thursday afternoon with some 825 LCWR members, who are representatives of orders of Catholic sisters around the country. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has named the prelate the group’s “apostolic delegate” and given him wide power to revise its statutes and programs. Ann Carey, author of “Sisters in Crisis,” joins us.
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Kresta Comments - Things Continue to Go Downhill With the LCWR

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Is the Hook-Up Culture Over-Hyped? Absolultely Not, Study Shows

  • Description: Dr. Greg Popcak has been talking a lot lately about the hook-up culture among young adults. Last month, the New York Times stirred the cultural pot with their article titled, “She Can Play That Game Too.” In it, the Times reported the experience of college age women who have become the sexual aggressors in the hook-up culture, often even intentionally getting themselves drunk so that they can bring themselves to play the role of sexual aggressor. A new study from the University of Portland offers some additional perspective on the scope of the problem. Greg is here to discuss it.
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