Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Today on Kresta - June 9, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 9

4:00 – Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Christians through the ages have sought to take the example and words of Jesus to heart and to live them in social settings very different from ancient Palestine. Catholic social teaching is an offspring of this effort. Certain teachings of the Catholic Church are very clear and relatively easy to articulate. Catholic social teaching, on the other hand, is difficult to summarize so neatly. Nevertheless, this complexity can be summarized imperfectly in terms of seven key principles of Catholic social teaching. We examine these seven principles with Christopher Kaczor.

4:20 - 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask
Did the Founding Fathers support immigration? Was the Civil War all about slavery? Was the Constitution meant to be a “living, breathing” document? Thomas Woods answers these and 30 other Questions About American History You Aren't Supposed to Ask.

5:00 – The Truth About Teen Girls
Unless you're an adolescent male, you have already asked yourself this question, perhaps in the past few days: Is there something wrong with teen girls? Specifically, are they getting too sexy? Barely a week passes without a flash bulletin blinding us with news of another prominent preadult who is in the family way or showing off her underthings. Miley Cyrus, 15, seminaked! Jamie Lynn Spears, 16, pregnant! A bunch of Massachusetts high schoolers all having babies together! It's an epidemic! A recent issue of TIME Magazine contains an article entitled “The Truth About Teen Girls.” Dr. Meg Meeker is with us to see if TIME’s “truth” comports with her “truth” about teen girls.

5:20 – Ask Me Anything 2: More Provocative Answers for College Students
College students have real questions about dozens of real-life issues, from love and sex to hell and roommates. They need logic. They want reason. In the follow-up to Ask Me Anything, Professor Theophilus (J. Buziszewski) gives both in a completely fresh way from a Christian standpoint. The professor tackles hot topics that hit hard in college, like faith and reasoning, sins you just can't shake, and the feeling that there must be something more. Rarely will your questions be answered so honestly and directly. So go ahead. Ask another one.

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