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Kresta in the Afternoon

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 9, 2014 — Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: Did We Lose the Culture Wars?

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The Bible and Economic Justice

  • Description: Tim Gray, the president and an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute, joins us to discuss what the Bible says about economic justice.
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Attending to Kenya’s poorest children

  • Description: More than half of Kenya’s population is younger than 15 and 46% of the population lives on less than $1 per day. Cross Catholic Outreach is committed to helping provide education and nutrition for Kenya’s children. A donation of $110 will give a child meals and a strong Catholic education for one year. Outreach President Jim Cavnar joins us.
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    • Jim Cavnar
      Jim is the President Cross Catholic Outreach

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 8, 2014— Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: Dolan and the St. Patrick's Parade

  • Description: The New York City St. Patrick's Parade recently announced that they will begin allowing homosexual activist groups to march under their own banner. Timothy Cardinal Dolan has come out in support of the decision and is scheduled to be the parade's Grand Marshall. Al examines the situation.

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The Genius of Man / The Genius of Woman

  • Description: The word prophet often calls to mind someone who predicts the future. In its most proper and Biblical sense, however, a prophet is someone who serves as a messenger of God, who communicates God’s truth to His people. Deborah Savage is here to consider the genius of man and its proper compliment – the genius of woman. Deborah joins us.
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    • Dr. Deborah Savage
      Dr. Savage is a member of the faculty at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas. She is co-founder of the Siena Symposium, an interdisciplinary think tank at the University of St. Thomas, organized to respond to Pope John Paul II’s call for a new and explicitly Christian feminism. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Woman and Man for consideration by Catholic University of America Press.
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The Genius of Man / The Genius of Woman (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 8, 2014— Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: Dolan and the St. Patrick's Parade

  • Description: The New York City St. Patrick's Parade recently announced that they will begin allowing homosexual activist groups to march under their own banner. Timothy Cardinal Dolan has come out in support of the decision and is scheduled to be the parade's Grand Marshall. Al examines the situation.

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Wide-Ranging Conversation with George Weigel

  • Description: George Weigel is a distinguished senior fellow at Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. He joins us for a wide-ranging discussion covering the Ukraine crisis, ISIS and polygamy.
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    • George Weigel
      George Weigel is a distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals, and he holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is also the author of many books including Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy, and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church.
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Wide-Ranging Conversation with George Weigel (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 5, 2014— Hour 1

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A Day of Prayer & Repentance: Defending Michigan and America

  • Description: Defending Our Father's House is an organization that stands for life and traditional marriage values. They are hosting a day of prayer at the State Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, on September 6. Leann Kirrman is with us to talk about it.
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Direct to My Desk: What is a Christian Nation?

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Direct to My Desk: What is a Christian Nation?

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 5, 2014— Hour 2

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Direct to My Desk: What is a Christian Nation?

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Direct to My Desk: What is a Christian Nation?

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Direct to My Desk: What is a Christian Nation?

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 4, 2014— Hour 1

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Kresta Comments: Shame on Those Who Divide the Body of Christ

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Wide-Ranging Conversation with George Weigel

  • Description: George Weigel is a distinguished senior fellow at Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. He joins us for a wide-ranging discussion covering the Ukraine crisis, ISIS and polygamy.
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    • George Weigel
      George Weigel is a distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals, and he holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is also the author of many books including Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy, and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church.
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Wide-Ranging Conversation with George Weigel (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 4, 2014— Hour 2

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Ferguson and the Black Vote

  • Description: The most recent issue of TIME magazine reports that only 6% of Ferguson’s black population voted in 2013 municipal elections. Washington Examiner Political Analyst Michael Barone joins us to talk about the black vote in Ferguson and its relation to the recent tensions there.
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    • Michael Barone
      Michael is a senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner. He is co-author of The Almanac of American Politics and a contributor to Fox News.
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The Genius of Man / The Genius of Woman

  • Description: The word prophet often calls to mind someone who predicts the future. In its most proper and Biblical sense, however, a prophet is someone who serves as a messenger of God, who communicates God’s truth to His people. Deborah Savage is here to consider the genius of man and its proper compliment – the genius of woman. Deborah joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Deborah Savage
      Dr. Savage is a member of the faculty at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas. She is co-founder of the Siena Symposium, an interdisciplinary think tank at the University of St. Thomas, organized to respond to Pope John Paul II’s call for a new and explicitly Christian feminism. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Woman and Man for consideration by Catholic University of America Press.
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The Genius of Man / The Genius of Woman (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 3, 2014— Hour 1

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Latest in Ukraine

  • Description: The Ukraine crisis dominated headlines this spring, but has received much less attention ever since ISIS declared its caliphate. Tetiana Stawynchy, a Greek Catholic who has witnessed the protests in Kiev, joins us with an update.
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    • Tetiana Stawynchy
      Tetiana works in the curia of the Greek Catholic Church. During the recent conflict in Ukraine, she spent many days with the protesters in Kiev, at the capitol.

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ISIS: Public Legitimacy Through the Reenactment of Islam’s Early History

  • Description: ISIS continues to commit savage acts in Iraq and Syria. How have they become so successful in such a short time? In a recent article, Andrew Salzmann highlights several similarities between ISIS and the early rise of Islam. He joins us.
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Kresta Comments: Is Scientology the Savior for Flint, Michigan? Truman and the Bomb: Revisited.

  • Description: Flint, Michigan is notorious for violent crime and has topped the FBI’s list of America’s most dangerous mid-sized cities for the last four years. The Church of Scientology is making an effort to reverse the city’s trends by distributing copies of L. Ron Hubbard’s “The Way to Happiness,” which details 23 principles to a happy life. The Flint chief of police supports the effort. Al discusses whether Scientology is really the answer to Flint’s problems. Also in this segment, Al responds to a listener email about our earlier discussion with Fr. Miscamble regarding Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 3, 2014— Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: Thoughts on America as a Christian Nation

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Kresta Comments: Feast of St. Gregory the Great

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The Perils of Polygamy

  • Description: Advocates of traditional marriage have argued for years that the gay marriage argument is a slippery slope that leads to polygamy and other forms of “marriage.” If gender doesn’t determine the definition of marriage, then why should number? A federal court recently struck down a Utah law on this very premise. Christopher Kaczor, author of the article “The Perils of Polygamy,” is with us to talk about it.
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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 2, 2014— Hour 1

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Direct to My Desk: What are people saying about ISIS?

  • Description: Today ISIS released a video showing the beheading of a man believed to be American journalist Steven Sotloff. What are your friends, neighbors and coworkers saying about ISIS? What do they think the US should do? How should Catholics respond? Call in with your comments at 877-573-7825.

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Direct to My Desk: What are people saying about ISIS? (continued)

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Direct to My Desk: What are people saying about ISIS? (continued)


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