Friday, July 20, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - July 20, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 20

4:00 – Archbishop Sheen moved closer to beatification
Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been declared “venerable,” and may now be beatified if a miracle is attributed to his intercession. The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced on June 28 that Archbishop Sheen—whose television preaching made him one of America’s best-known public figures in the 1960s—had lived a life of “heroic virtue,” and thus qualified for the title “venerable.” The certification of a miracle attributed to his intercession is now the only remaining requirement for his canonization. We talk to Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria and Msgr. Stanley Deptula, director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation.

4:40 – Why Women Still Can’t Have It All
A recent cover article in The Atlantic magazine, no conservative magazine, started thus: “It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed.” Teresa Tomeo says even liberal, “I want it all” women are realizing that trying to do that is impossible and ultimately unfulfilling. She joins us.

5:00 – Fertility Decline in the Muslim World
There remains a widely perceived notion — still commonly held within intellectual, academic, and policy circles in the West and elsewhere — that “Muslim” societies are especially resistant to embarking upon the path of demographic and familial change that has transformed population profiles in Europe, North America, and other “more developed” areas (UN terminology). But such notions speak to a bygone era; they are utterly uninformed by the important new demographic realities that reflect today’s life patterns within the Arab world, and the greater Islamic world as well. Nicholas Eberstadt joins us to present the evidence.

5:40 – Kresta Comments

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