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Kresta in the Afternoon

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 29, 2015 – Hour 1

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Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches

  • Description: Ireland, Germany, Switzerland...Is it Apostasy or is it a transition from a Catholicism of Compliance to a Catholicism of Catechesis? Are we just in the No-Man’s Land after an Ecumenical Council and this confusion represents a purging and reorientation that, as Benedict predicted, would result in a smaller but more faithful Church? In John 12:1-2 Jesus says “I am the True Vine and my Father is the Gardner. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” Is the situation in Europe an example of this? What do you think? Give us a call at 877-573-7825.
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Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches (continued)

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Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 29, 2015 – Hour 2

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Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches

  • Description: Ireland, Germany, Switzerland...Is it Apostasy or is it a transition from a Catholicism of Compliance to a Catholicism of Catechesis? Are we just in the No-Man’s Land after an Ecumenical Council and this confusion represents a purging and reorientation that, as Benedict predicted, would result in a smaller but more faithful Church? In John 12:1-2 Jesus says “I am the True Vine and my Father is the Gardner. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” Is the situation in Europe an example of this? What do you think? Give us a call at 877-573-7825.
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    • Fr Gerald Murray
      Fr Murray is the pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in New York. He was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1998. Fr Murray has appeared as a commentator on religious topics on EWTN, Fox News, MSNBC and other outlets. He served in the US Naval Reserve Chaplain Corps from 1994 to 2005. You can read his writings at thecatholicthing.org.
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Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches (continued)

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Direct to My Desk: He is Divine, we are Da Branches (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 28, 2015 – Hour 1

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Christian Persecution in the Middle east: A 21st Century Tragedy

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Christian Persecution in the Middle east: A 21st Century Tragedy (continued)

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Kresta Comments: Papal Grousing: Fruitful or Unfruitful?

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 28, 2015 – Hour 2

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Will All be Saved?

  • Description: How many people are going to heaven when they die? The culture seems to think that all religions are “basically the same” and any person can achieve salvation so long as they are a “good person.” What does the Church teach about Salvation? We discuss this essential question with Ralph Martin.
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    • Ralph Martin
      Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries and the Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He was named by Benedict XVI as a Consulter to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. Ralph is the host of The Choices We Face and the author of many books including “The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call,” “Will Many Be Saved: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and its Implications for the New Evangelization” and “The Fulfillment of All Desire.”
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Will All be Saved? (continued)

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Will All be Saved? (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 27, 2015 – Hour 1

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Why are Catholic Bibles Bigger?

  • Description: Catholics and Protestants agree that scripture is inspired by God but we can’t agree on which writings belong in the Bible. How do we know the seven deuterocanonical books are inspired Scripture? We take a look with Gary Michuta.
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    • Gary Michuta
      Gary Michuta is the co-host for Army of Apostles podcasts and the author of several books including “How to Wolf-Proof your Kids: A Practical Guide to Keeping your Kids Catholic” and “The Case for the Deuterocanon: Evidence and Arguments.” He is also on the Board of Advisors for St Paul Street Evangelization. Gary is the creator of Hands on Apologetics website.
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Why are Catholic Bibles Bigger? (continued)

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Why are Catholic Bibles Bigger? (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 27, 2015 – Hour 2

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Stage is Set for Supreme Court Review of HHS Mandate Challenge

  • Description: Rob Muise joins us to talk about Priests for Life’s fight against the HHS contraception mandate.
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Medicaid Expansion Could Expand Federally Funded Abortions

  • Description: Michael New is our guest as we take a look at changes being made to Medicaid coverage.
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Kresta Comments: Catholic Ireland Adopts Gay “Marriage”: Politics without Catechesis Always Fails

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 25, 2015 – Hour 1

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Transgender Delusion: A Testimony

  • Description: Walt Heyer grew up feeling he was a woman trapped in a man’s body. He divorced his wife and underwent sex reassignment surgery. He could not escape the fact he was living a lie. Walt converted to Christ and underwent further surgery to become a male. He is now an advocate for helping gender-confused people accept their true identities. Walt joins us today.
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Transgender Delusion: A Testimony (continued)

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Transgender Delusion: A Testimony (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 25, 2015 – Hour 2

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Race & Economics: How Much can be Blamed on Discrimination?

  • Description: We’re often told that high rates of crime in minority communities can be linked to limited economic opportunities available to minorities. Is this true? What’s the real link between race, economics and crime? Walter Williams joins us to talk about it.
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How one Catholic Could Redefine (or not) Marriage in America

  • Description: The Supreme Court continues to debate whether the Constitution grants a right to homosexual marriage and a decision is expected next month. Once again, Justice Antonin Scalia could cast the deciding vote. Scalia also had the swing vote when Obamacare was declared Constitutional and when Hobby Lobby won its lawsuit against the HHS mandate. What can we expect from him this time? How will his vote impact the future of marriage in America? We discuss the case with Paul Kengor.
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Meeting Mary in Fatima

  • Description: Tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. We take a look at the history of the apparitions and Mary’s role in the Church with Mark Miravalle.
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    • Mark Miravalle
      Mark Miravalle is a professor of Theology and Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has spoken to several national bishops conferences on Mariology and is the author or editor of 15 books including “Meet your Mother: A Brief Introduction to Mary” and “Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate.” Dr. Miravalle is the president of international Marian movement Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 26, 2015 – Hour 1

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Direct to My Desk with Fr Paul Check: Is Healing the Homosexual Compatible With Outlawing Gay “Marriage”?

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Direct to My Desk with Fr Paul Check: Is Healing the Homosexual Compatible With Outlawing Gay “Marriage”? (continued)

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Direct to My Desk with Fr Paul Check: Is Healing the Homosexual Compatible With Outlawing Gay “Marriage”? (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 26, 2015 – Hour 2

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Acts and the New Pentecost: A Necessary Condition for the New Evangelization

  • Description: There can be no New Evangelization without a New Pentecost. The first Pentecost empowered the Apostles to come out of hiding and preach the Gospel, regardless of the consequences. They were able to preach in an understandable manner that the “modern” world understood. We need the same power from the Spirit today – the power to preach the Gospel so that the modern world can understand, without changing the Gospel to conform to the modern world. We talk about the power of Pentecost with Mary Healy.
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Acts and the New Pentecost: A Necessary Condition for the New Evangelization (continued)

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Acts and the New Pentecost: A Necessary Condition for the New Evangelization (continued)


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