Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – July 26, 2013
Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 26
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:40 – Laity Taking Co-Responsibility for the Church: The Great Marriage Challenge Tour
Although most of us realize that marriage is the building block of our society meaning that a lifelong marriage between a man and a woman is good for the couple, their children and society, and that many of the problems that we are facing are due to the breakup of marriage; the unfortunate reality for contemporary Americans is that virtually all of us have experienced divorce in some way: our parents, our own, our children, our close relatives and our friends. Regardless of the many attacks being waged on marriage today, Greg and Julie Alexander believe that our goal should be to support all couples in having thriving and joy-filled relationships. Yes, it is true that laws should uphold morality, and that making something legal doesn’t make it necessarily moral; but it is only through a change of hearts brought about by personal evangelization that our society will begin to change and be reshaped; bringing the Good News to as many couples as possible is the goal of the Great Marriage Challenge tour. The Alexanders are here to discuss their ministry and their tour.
5:00 – Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century: Now in Paperback!
In recent years the Catholic Church has gone through turbulent times with the uncovering of horrible abuse. As a result many positive aspects of what the Catholic Church teaches and practices are now being overlooked, not just by the media, but by people in and out of the pews. This is not only unfortunate, but detrimental to society at large. As Bill Donohuemakes plain, the Church’s teachings remain the best guide to good living ever adopted. Moreover, the content of these teachings defy today’s typical ideological categorizations; the Church is decidedly conservative in matters of morality and compellingly liberal in social and economic affairs. Bill is here to tell us Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century