Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – July 19, 2013
Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 19
4:00 – Sisters in Crisis Revisited: From Unraveling to Reform and Renewal
Fifty years ago, nearly 200,000 religious sisters worked in Catholic schools, hospitals and other institutions throughout the United States. American Catholics honored these women of faith who founded and built these flourishing works of mercy. Then came the ideological shifts and moral upheavals of the 1960s, and ever since, most women’s orders in the United States have been in a state of crisis. Using the archival records of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and other prominent groups of sisters, journalist and author Ann Careyshows how feminist activists unraveled American women s religious communities from their leadership positions in national organizations and large congregations. She also explains the recent and necessary interventions by the Vatican.
5:00 – Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History
Catholics have always played a critical role in the forward progress of the United States in every area of our society – science, industry, philosophy, business, medicine, entertainment, and even politics. Matthew Bunson’s Encyclopedia of the American Catholic Churchis a valuable and unique reference guide. And is the first ever handy, accessible, affordable, and unbiased reference to American Catholicism. With over 2,000 entries from A to Z, you’ll be amazed by the depth and breadth of information that will illustrate the Church’s contribution to each state in the Union. Plus you’ll be able to research your own special interests, such as the history of your own diocese. This is the most thorough treatment of American Catholic history you’ll find! Matthew joins us.