Thursday, April 19, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - April 19, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 19

The Best of “Kresta in the Afternoon”

4:00 - Beyond The Birds And The Bees
“The Talk.” It's one of the most daunting prospects parents face. Communicating the richness of Catholic teaching on sexuality in a faithful and effective way can be an overwhelming responsibility. But does it have to be so? In this thoroughly revised re-release of Beyond the Birds and the Bees, popular marriage and family counselor Gregory Popcak empowers parents with the tools needed to move well beyond "The Talk" by offering a comprehensive guide to raising sexually whole and holy children. He joins us.

5:00 – Kresta Comments – “The Hunger Games”
It’s a film that has garnered an immense amount of attention and controversy. It opened with the third-largest opening weekend box office take ever and the largest open in history for a non-sequel. There is no doubt that is has people talking about life, violence, human sacrifice, tyranny, innocence, and human dignity. Al has seen it and has reaction.

5:20 – “October Baby”
“October Baby” is the story of a 19 year-old girl named Hannah. As the film begins, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah she collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. She has had seizures, asthma, hip surgeries and other medical issues. But in a discussion with her doctor and parents – she finds out that she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt at 24 weeks. We talk with Andy Erwin, Director and Executive Producer of “October Baby”

5:40 – War With Iran? What Does Just War Theory Say About It?
The U.S. bishops are calling for diplomatic efforts rather than military action in addressing concerns over the possible development of nuclear weapons in Iran. “In Catholic teaching, the use of force must always be a last resort,” said Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. He urged the U.S. government to “explore all available options to resolve the conflict with Iran through diplomatic, rather than military, means.” We talk with the Bishop about Iran and the use of force.

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