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Kresta in the Afternoon

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 15, 2015 – Hour 1

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Changing the Terms of the Debate at the UN

  • Description: Austin Ruse joins us.
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    • Austin Ruse

      Austin Ruse is the President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, also known as C-FAM, a United States-based research institute with special consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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The Family on a Mission: Lessons from the Early Church

  • Description: What lessons can we learn from the early Church fathers? How can we continue their mission? What would the Church fathers be doing to promote the New Evangelization? Mike Aquilina, an expert on the history of the early Church, is here to talk about how we can learn from and be inspired by the Church’s earliest members.
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    • Mike Aquilina

      Mike Aquilina is the author or editor of more than 40 books, including “The Fathers of the Church” and “The Mass of the Early Christians." as well as a former editor of New Covenant magazine and the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper. He has published hundreds of articles and essays in First Things, Crisis, National Catholic Register and other media. You can find him on Facebook or at fathersofthechurch.com

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The Family on a Mission: Lessons from the Early Church (con't)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 15, 2015 – Hour 2

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Marriage and the New Evangelization

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Marriage and the New Evangelization (con't)

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Marriage Reality

  • Description: Support for the redefinition of marriage is increasing throughout the country. All evidence suggests that the Supreme Court will allow for redefinition of marriage throughout the country. Is the battle lost? Bill May of Catholics of the Common Good joins us with his plan for taking back marriage.
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    • Bill May

      Bill May is President of Catholics for the Common Good and author of Getting the Marriage conversation Right. Check out ccgaction.org and takebackmarriage.org

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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 14, 2015 – Hour 1

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Transhumanism: Would you Agree to an Upgrade of your Brain or Body?

  • Description: There’s a worrisome trend in some areas of medicine. Scientists are pushing the envelope with genetics, nanotechnology and related fields. While there is nothing inherently wrong with using new technologies to improve our health, some scientists are taking the issue to the point where the line between humans and non-human artificial intelligence is blurred. We discuss the state of these sciences with Dr. Eugene Gan.
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Transhumanism: Would you Agree to an Upgrade of your Brain or Body? (continued)

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Kresta Comments: Matthew Shepard + Pew Religion Survey

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 14, 2015 – Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: Obama Lectures Christians Again: Pay More Attention to Poverty than Abortion

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What does the Pew Poll mean for Catholics?

  • Description: We continue our discussion on the Pew research poll that shows a sharp decline in American Christians. Our guest is Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln.
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What does the Pew Poll mean for Catholics? (continued)

Kresta in the Afteroon – May 13, 2015 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: Pew Study shows Decrease in American Faithful

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Finding True Happiness: Satisfying our Restless Hearts

  • Description: What is happiness? Americans as a whole enjoy a higher quality of life than virtually any other country on the planet. We have unlimited access to entertainment. So why are so many Americans unhappy? Fr. Robert Spitzer has identified Four Levels of Happiness, which he bases on ancient and modern philosophers and psychologists. He joins us today to talk about them.
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    • Fr Robert Spitzer
      Fr. Robert Spitzer is the president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and of the Spitzer Center. He’s the author of several books including “Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness” and Finding True Happiness: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts.” Fr Spitzer has founded Seven major national institutes, including Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education and Philosophical Foundations of Physics at Georgetown University.
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Finding True Happiness: Satisfying our Restless Hearts (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – May 13, 2015 – Hour 2

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Sister Helen Prejean Testifies in Boston

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Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line

  • Description: A deathbed conversion is not a “loophole” that allows a person to achieve salvation despite a life of self-serving and sin. It’s the evidence of God’s mercy. We talk with Karen Edmisten about the meaning of deathbed conversion and some of the most notable figures who have accepted God in their final moments.
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    • Karen Edmisten
      Karen Edmiston is a, Catholic stay-at-home homeschooling mom and a convert from atheism. She is the author of “Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line” and “After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing & Hope.” Karen also speaks on miscarriage as well as homeschooling.
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Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – May 12, 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 12, 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 11, 2015 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: “It’s a Girl!” May not Mean what it Used to Mean

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Kresta Comments: Raul Castro "May Return to the Church"

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The Media Finally Understands Pope Francis

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – May 11, 2015 – Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: What Went Wrong After Vatican II?

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1968: The Greatest Revolution in the American Church?

  • Description: In 1968 a Theology professor at Catholic University authored a “Statement of Dissent” claiming he was not bound to follow Church teaching on contraception. The statement was signed by more than 500 theologians and sparked a debate in the post-Vatican II church over the meaning of academic freedom at a Catholic university. Fr. Peter Mitchell joins us with never-before-seen material from the personal papers of key figures in the story.
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    • Fr. Peter Mitchell
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      • Book(s):
        • The Coup at Catholic University: The 1968 Revolution in American Catholic Education
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1968: The Greatest Revolution in the American Church? (con't)


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