Thursday, June 7, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - June 7, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 7
4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Facebook plan to let kids join site finds resistance
Facebook is looking to tap a new market: kids. The social media giant is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 – now banned - to use the site under parental supervision. But the idea is meeting much resistance. Jim Steyer, author of Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age, says now, more than ever, parents need help in navigating their kids’ online, media-saturated lives. He joins us as doe Pam Stenzel, author of Who's In Your Social Network?: Understanding the Risks Associated with Modern Media and Social Networking and How it Can Impact Your Character and Relationships. She makes the case that many discover too late that uncritical participation can lead to distorted relationships and even stunted personal character.

5:00 – Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century
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 Donohue makes 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.

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