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Kresta in the Afternoon

Kresta in the Afternoon – August 27, 2014 – Hour 1

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The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan

  • Description: This month we commemorated the anniversaries of the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today we discuss the morality of the decision with Fr. Wilson Miscamble, author of The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan. We explore the American use of atomic bombs, the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire, and Harry Truman's decision making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions.
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    • Fr. Wilson Miscamble
      Fr. Miscamble is a professor of US History at the University of Notre Dame
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        • The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan
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The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan (continued)

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The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 27, 2014— Hour 2

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Bishop Frank Kalabat: Are there still Christians in Iraq?

  • Description: ISIS has made it clear that they intend to rid their caliphate of all non-Muslims. Reports indicate that there are no Christians left in the ancient city of Mosul. Are there any Christians in Iraq at all? Bishop Frank Kalabat of the Chaldean diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, joins us with the latest developments from Iraq.
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Bishop Frank Kalabat: Are there still Christians in Iraq? (continued)

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Chesterton: The Most Quotable Man in History

  • Description: GK Chesteron is widely considered to be one of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th century and heavily influenced the work of CS Lewis. He is especially known for his quotable writings and comments. Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society and co-founder of the Chesterton Academy, is with us discuss some of Chesterton’s greatest quotes.
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    • Dale Ahlquist
      Dale Ahlquist is the president and co-founder of the American Chesterton Society and the publisher of its magazine,Gilbert. He is the creator and host of the television series, The Apostle of Common Sense, on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). He is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a Minneapolis-based high school rated one of the top 50 Catholic schools in the United States.
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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 26, 2014— Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: Forced coverage of abortion— the next battle in the religious liberty fight

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An open letter to Richard Dawkins

  • Description: Last week, atheist Dr. Richard Dawkins said it is immoral to not abort babies who have Down’s syndrome. JD Flynn, an assistant to Bishop Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska and the adoptive father of two Down’s syndrome children, responded with a letter to Dawkins. JD told Dawkins that although his children suffer, they suffer with joy. He invited Dawkins to have dinner with the family and see if his children’s suffering really merited their deaths. JD is with us to talk about his letter and his experience raising two Down’s syndrome children.
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Kresta Comments: The New Atheism

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 26, 2014— Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: Why aren't Muslims speaking out against ISIS?

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The Catholic Guide to Depression

  • Description: The death of Robin Williams has sparked discussions about depression and suicide, particularly among Catholics. How does depression affect a person’s ability to make rational decisions? What causes depression? Can it be treated and, if so, how? Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, author of the “Catholic Guide to Depression,” gives us his insights.
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    • Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
      Aaron Kheriaty is the Director of Residency Training and Medical Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. He co-directs the Program in Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine, and serves as chairman of the clinical ethics committee at UCI Medical Center. Dr. Kheriaty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in philosophy and pre-medical sciences, and earned his MD degree from Georgetown University. He lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with his wife and five sons.
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What Catholics need to know about their money

  • Description: With all the coverage of ISIS, riots in Ferguson, the border crisis, Ukraine and other issues, there hasn’t been much in the news lately on finances and the stock market. Yesterday, Burger King announced that they are considering buying Tim Horton’s and moving their base to Canada for lower corporate taxes. What does financial news mean for Catholics? George Schwartz, CEO of Schwartz Investment Counsel and co-manager of the Ave Maria Rising Dividend Fund, joins us to talk about how Catholics should look differently at their money and the markets.
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    • George Schwartz
      George Schwartz is the Chairman and CEO of Schwartz Investment Counsel. He is also co-manager of the Ave Maria Rising Dividend Fund, the Ave Maria Catholic Values Fund, the Ave Maria Growth Fund and the Schwartz Value Fund
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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 25, 2014— Hour 1

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills

  • Description: This film provides intimate and candid portraits of three Catholics trying to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality. It takes humility and courage to face certain questions about our lives. One such question is, “How do I know if I am designing my life well? By what standard can I come to a conclusion?” This question is closely linked with another, “What is the purpose of my life? What does it mean to be fulfilled and at peace?” And these are the central questions around which the film turns. One of the people featured in the film is Dan Mattson, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him. Dan joins us.
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Desire of the Everlasting Hills (continued)

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The rise in Muslim converts to Christianity

  • Description: According to a thesis by Dr. Duane Miller, since the 1960’s there has been a marked increase in the number of known conversions from Islam to Christianity. He asks whether certain of these ex-Muslim Christians engage in the process of theology-making and, if so, it asks what these theologies claim to know about God and humans’ relation to God. Dr. Miller is here to discuss that question.
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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 25, 2014— Hour 2

  • Series Details: This program is part of a series titled kpm_20140825_2.mp3.

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Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters with Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character and Faith.

  • Description: Never have Christian families been so challenged by the world around them to instill and instruct their children in the tenets of their faith. Moral relativism literally seeps into every facet of family life and saturates our popular culture. A ubiquitous media presence that defines our daily experience also is defining the attitudes and behaviors of those who consume it. Yet within this pervasive secular culture, Christian families encounter “teachable moments,” those unplanned but unmatched opportunities to put their faith into action and live out the values and virtues embodied in Jesus Christ. When looking for teachable moments, parents, and coaches must approach each day with intentionality, seeking out and capitalizing on opportunities to incorporate life lessons into every day experiences amid the culture. Author Marybeth Hicks joins us to discuss her latest book.
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    • Marybeth Hicks
      Marybeth Hicks is a weekly columnist for The Washington Times and the founder and editor of OntheCulture.com, a blog for American women about the things that matter most. A frequent commentator on cultural issues, she has appeared on national television outlets including Fox News Channel’s Hannity, and Fox and Friends, the CBS Evening News, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club, and on dozens of national and regional radio programs. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Parents Television Council, an organization seeking to promote decency on the airwaves.
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Teachable Moments (continued)

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Teachable Moments (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – August 25, 2014 – Hour 2

  • Description: Kresta in the Afternoon is what Catholic radio has been missing: a daily conversation - personal, authentic and human. It looks at all of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching tradition of the Catholic Church. The scope is not limited to spiritual subjects...our host Al Kresta talks abortion, war, peace, dissent, old age, New Age, heavy metal, light eating, politics, church affairs, current events, family and marriage, movies and media, theology and apologetics, sports, crime and business. It's talk radio where God matters.

Kresta in the Afternoon – August 22, 2014 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments - Race in America

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Kresta Comments - Race in America

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The LCWR Doubles Down on Dissent

  • Description: For the third year in a row, the question of how the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) would respond to a Vatican mandate to reform the organization spiked high interest in the group’s annual assembly Aug. 12-15.And for the third year in a row, the assembly ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Some fireworks did ignite as the main speakers spent most of their energy defending positions taken by the LCWR, even openly criticizing the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which had ordered the reform in April of 2012 after a three-year doctrinal assessment. Executive sessions that excluded non-members of LCWR also reportedly focused on the mandate. In the end, however, the LCWR National Board issued a two-paragraph statement similar to those of 2012 and 2013: LCWR would stay in the “conversation” with the CDF delegate, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, as long as LCWR’s “mission” and “integrity” were not compromised. We talk to Ann Carey, author of Sisters in Crisis.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 22, 2014 – Hour 2

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Satanists Return Stolen Host to Archbishop Coakley / JP2MRI Benefitting From "Ice Bucket Challenge" Catholic Twist

  • Description: Oklahoma City's archbishop voiced relief that Satanists organizing a "black mass" in the city returned a stolen host that was to be desecrated, but restated his concern that the event should happen at all. The host was given to a priest yesterday by an attorney representing Adam Daniels, who organized the black mass. We talk to Joan Frawley Desmond of the National Catholic Register who has been covering the story extensively. AND The "Ice Bucket Challenge" to cure ALS has taken a Catholic turn when people realized that the ALS Association does embryonic stem cell research. Dr. Alan Moye of the JP2 Medical Research Institute
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    • Joan Frawley Desmond
      National Catholic Register’s senior editor. She is an award-winning journalist widely published in Catholic, ecumenical and secular media. A graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, she lives with her family in Menlo Park, Ca, in the San Francisco Archdiocese.
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Are You Called to Be a Spiritual Director?

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When the Game Stands Tall

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 21, 2014— Hour 1

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Direct to my Desk: Why do Catholics leave the Faith?

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Direct to my Desk: Why do Catholics leave the Faith? (continued)

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Direct to my Desk: Why do Catholics leave the Faith? (continued)


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