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Kresta in the Afternoon

“Kresta in the Afternoon” — September 1, 2014 — Hour 1

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Race in America: A wide-ranging discussion

  • Description: Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri continue in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. The situation once again raises questions about the state of race relations in America. Pastor Levon Yuille, National Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress, has been a community activist in Ypsilanti, Michigan for more than thirty years. Pastor Levon joins us with his take on the state of race in America.
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    • Dr. Levon Yuille
      Dr. Yuille is the pastor of the Bible Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, National Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress and the host of Joshua’s Trail radio program on WDTK in Detroit.
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Race in America: A wide-ranging discussion (continued)

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Race in America: A wide-ranging discussion (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – September 1, 2014 – Hour 2

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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 29, 2014— Hour 1

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Correcting Catholic Blindness: What Catholic Social Teaching Doesn’t Know

  • Description: Modern Catholic Social Teaching tells us to approach political and economic challenges by seeing, judging, and acting. We are to look at the situation through the eyes of Christ, free from our own ideologies. However, this approach entails choices regarding what we look at and how deep we examine it, thus limiting our field of vision. Dr. Sam Gregg of the Acton Institute argues that the imperatives of Catholic social doctrine still apply because they are grounded in integral human development. He believes that it’s possible to adhere to these principles and also widen the scope of our views on economic life. Sam joins us.
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Correcting Catholic Blindness: What Catholic Social Teaching doesn’t know

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Cant Pass as Legislation? Then I'll Issue and Executive Order. President Obama Signs ENDA Executive Order – No Religious Exemption

  • Description: For 20 years, Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), suggesting that the legislation must be burdened with more than just a few controversial features. President Clinton and President Bush respected the right of the legislature not to pass the bill, but President Obama is different: he said he signed it because the bill had stalled in the Congress. Why we need the Congress at all he did not explain. The president not only issued an Executive Order imposing ENDA, he chose to sign that version of the bill which fails to grant a religious exemption. We talk about it with Erik Stanley of Alliance Defending Freedom.
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    • Eric Stanley
      Serves as senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Kansas City Regional Service Center in Kansas, where he heads the Alliance Defending Freedom Pulpit Initiative to empower pastors across the nation to speak freely from their pulpits on all matters of life, including how Scripture and church teaching have application to candidates and elections
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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 29, 2014— Hour 2

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A Voice Undefeated

  • Description: When Collin Raye's powerful, golden voice dazzled the country music scene in 1991 with his Number One hit single "Love, Me", country music listeners fell in love with one of the great voices of our time. A new star was rising, and Collin's success continued throughout the nineties with over eight million records sold. Raye's autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, gives readers a down-to-earth account of the author's personal and professional life. From his childhood in Arkansas and Texas through his days with the Wray Brothers Band in Oregon and Reno to his rise to international stardom, this book is both a journey to the top of the music world and an intimate diary of a soul that has suffered great professional and personal losses. Many who love Collin Raye, the successful country music artist, don't know much about Collin Raye, the man, and the many trials he has endured with faith and courage. Most recently his beloved nine-year-old granddaughter, Haley, died in 2010 from an undiagnosed neurological disease. Since Haley's death, Collin has become an advocate for the sick and disabled and has established the Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation to provide wheelchairs to families with special needs children. This is a remarkable, inspirational story told by the man who lived it. It is a story of faith, of struggle, of suffering, of profound love, and ultimately of triumph in the midst of tragedy.
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    • Colin Raye
      Collin Raye is one of America's best-loved country singers. He produced twenty-four Top Ten singles, of which sixteen were Number One hits, and a total of five straight platinum and two gold albums, which is a record for the Epic label to this day. He is an advocate for sick and disabled persons and continues to perform live throughout the country.
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A Voice Undefeated (continued)

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A Voice Undefeated (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28,2014— Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: When westerners go to wage Jihad

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Have the Church and science been wrong since Galileo?

  • Description: Some Catholics and others are being exposed to a small group of individuals who are marketing books, conferences, and movies designed to promote their claim that the earth is motionless and the entire universe rotates around it. Why are some being compelled to debunking something as ridiculous as geocentrism? Because a group of men is expending considerable time, energy and money in an effort to convince everyone geocentrism is true and that the Church and/or scientific community at large has been involved in a long-standing conspiracy to hide that supposed truth. They commonly present themselves as experts and scholars in theology, canon law, multiple fields of science and more. Some in this group also pressure Catholics to accept their theory and buy their products by falsely claiming that the Catholic Church officially teaches geocentrism as an article of faith. Some are being turned off to the Catholic faith for the same reason. For that reason apologetics is demanded. David Palm who runs GeocentrismDebunked.org joins us.
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Have the Church and science been wrong since Galileo? (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28, 2014— Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: News reporting vs new commentary

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When Catholics make films

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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