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Kresta in the Afternoon

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 16, 2015 – Hour 1

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Without You, there is no Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite

  • Description: Suki Kim knew North Korea was a world where the elite invented their own truth. In 2011 she got a job teaching English to the teenage sons of the country’s ruling class at an exclusive university. She kept notes on her experience, saving them on portable flash drives which she carried with her everywhere lest they fall into the wrong hands. Suki joins us today with her story.
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    • Suki Kim
      Suki is the author of “The Interpreter” and “Without You, there is no Us.” She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and has been traveling to North Korea as a journalist since 2002. Suki is a recipient of Guggenheim, Fullbright and Open Society fellowships.
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Without You, there is no Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite (continued)

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Should a Chaste Catholic with Same-Sex Attraction “Celebrate” their Gayness?

  • Description: We’re following up our open line discussion from last week on the lives of chaste Catholics who are same-sex attracted. Is it appropriate for two people who are same-sex attracted to live together chastely and offer each other support? Should a Catholic who is same-sex attracted view their orientation as a gift from God or a cross to bear? We discuss the issues with Fr. Paul Check, founder of Courage.
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“Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 16, 2015 – Hour 2

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Should a Chaste Catholic with Same-Sex Attraction “Celebrate” their Gayness? (continued from last hour)

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When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

  • Description: How much do we really know about the early days of the Church? How do we know truths such as the concept of the Trinity if they don’t explicitly appear in Scripture? The answers lie in the lives of the early Church fathers. Marcellino d’Ambrosio joins us.
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    • Dr. Marcellino d’Ambrosio
      Dr. d’Ambrosio is the bestselling author of “Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions about the Passion of the Christ.” The book sold more than a million copies in less than three months. He is also the author of “When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers” and “40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look on Lent” He received a Ph.D. in historical theology from the Catholic University of America and his writings have been published in Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Services’ “Faith Alive.”
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When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 13, 2015 – Hour 1

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Direct to My Desk: Should I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Friend or Family Member?

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Direct to My Desk: Should I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Friend or Family Member? (con't)

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Direct to My Desk: Should I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Friend or Family Member? (con't)

“Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 13, 2015 – Hour 2

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Direct to My Desk: Should I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Friend or Family Member?

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Direct to My Desk: Should I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Friend or Family Member? (con't)

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Direct to My Desk: Should I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Friend or Family Member? (con't)

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

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Kresta Comments: Conversation with a Radical Islamist

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Kresta Comments: Racial Bias in Ferguson & Leading Catholic News Services United: Ending Death Penalty

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Finding Jesus: John the Baptist

  • Description: We’re continuing our discussion on the CNN series Finding Jesus. This week’s episode focused on the life of John the Baptist and his relation to Jesus. Ben Witherington joins us.
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    • Dr. Ben Witherington

      Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and is on the Doctoral faculty at St Andrews University in Scotland. He is considered to be one of the top evangelical scholars in the world and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS (Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas), a society dedicated to New Testament studies. He is recently featured on CNN’s Finding Jesus.

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“Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 12, 2015 – Hour 2

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Playing Jesus in a Major Television Production? No Pressure

  • Description: A new television series called AD will give us another representation of the life of Christ. What is it like to play the most famous and influential figure in world history? We’re joined by Juan Pablo Di Pace
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    • Juan Pablo Di Pace

      Juan Pablo di Pace is an Argentine actor, singer and director. Has appeared in multiple films, including Survival Island and Mamma Mia! and has starred in several Spanish television series. He plays Nicolas Trevino in the TNT drama series Dallas and plays Jesus on NBC’s AD: The Bible Continues.

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Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery

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Two Ferguson Cops Shot: We Talk Holder, Sharpton and Race-Baiting in America

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

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Spiritual Fulfillment and the Cross

  • Description: Kelly Nieto occasionally went to church growing up, but faith was not a part of her family’s daily life. Her search for spiritual fulfillment led her to the New Age arts of astrology, mediation and séance. A confrontation with her cleaning lady sparked her interest in Scripture, which eventually led her to the Catholic Church. She later founded the Cross and the Light, a Broadway-style production about Christ’s Passion and Pentecost. She joins us to tell her story.
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Spiritual Fulfillment and the Cross (con't)

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    • Kelly Nieto

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Disbelief in the Face of Miracles

  • Description: Whether we realize it or not, we still see miracles in the modern world. Why do we fail to recognize them? Why do some people fail to believe in God even after witnessing something that could only be a miracle? We discuss this with Dr. Ray Guarendi.
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“Kresta in the Afternoon” – March 11, 2015 – Hour 2

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Porn: Yes, it Affects your Kids Too

  • Description: Pornography is becoming an epidemic that affects even the strongest Catholic families. Brad Schmidt, Director of Youth Ministry at Christ the King in Ann Arbor, sees in in the teens he counsels. We’re opening the phone lines so Brad can take your questions and comments. Call us at 877-573-7825.
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    • Brad Schmidt

      Brad Schmidt is the Director of Youth Ministry at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Email brad at [email protected] or go to ctkcc.net/lifeteen. Check out his blog post on this topic on our page at avemariaradio.net

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Porn: Yes, it Affects your Kids Too (con't)

  • Segment Guests:
    • Brad Schmidt

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Porn: Yes, it Affects your Kids Too (con't)

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    • Brad Schmidt

“Kresta in the Afternoon” with special guest hosts Bruce and Kris McGregor – March 10, 2015 – Hour 1

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The Moral Complexities of Marriage

  • Description: How can we deal with the complex issues of marriage in light of a Catholic heart? How can our Lenten journey aid us in reaching friends who have suffered the effects of a failed marriage? We discuss the issue with Deacon James Keating.
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    • Dcn. James Keating

      Deacon James Keating is the Director of Theological Information for Institute for Priestly Formation.

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Cases Piling up in Advance of SCOTUS HHS Ruling

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Cases Piling up in Advance of SCOTUS HHS Ruling (con't)

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    • Greg Schleppenbach

“Kresta in the Afternoon” with special guest hosts Bruce and Kris McGregor – March 10, 2015 – Hour 2

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The Vatican, New Saints and More: A Discussion with Matthew Bunson

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The Vatican, New Saints and More: A Discussion with Matthew Bunson (con't)

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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson

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The Vatican, New Saints and More: A Discussion with Matthew Bunson (con't)

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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson

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