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Kresta in the Afternoon

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

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"Heaven is for Real"

  • Description: Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talked about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. It’s now a major film in theaters everywhere April 16. We talk to the real life Todd Burpo, Colton’s father.
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What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

  • Description: Solutions ... not theories. Political progress ... not political posturing. Faith…not unbelief. Instead of the constant jockeying for political advantage, columnist Cal Thomas is here to focus on what promotes the general welfare, regardless of which party or ideology gets the credit. Thomas probes and provides answers to questions like, Why must we constantly fight the same battles over and over? Why don't we consult the past and use common sense in order to see that what others discovered long ago still works today? And why does present-day Washington too often look like the film Groundhog Day, with our elected officials waking up each day only to repeat identical talking points from previous days, months, and years? Cal joins us
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    • Cal Thomas
      Cal Thomas has been observing the dysfunction in Washington for thirty years in one of the most popular syndicated columns in the country. He writes the Common Ground column for USA Today (with his liberal Democrat friend, Bob Beckel) and regularly appears on Fox News. He began his career in radio-TV-and print at the age of 16. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his syndicated column.
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What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 2, 2014 – Hour 2

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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More?

  • Description: Perhaps no other president's name is invoked by politicians as much as Ronald Reagan's. Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a Reagan conservative. But are these candidates truly carrying on the mantle of Ronald Reagan, or are they abusing the memory of our great president? Paul Kengor, author of many books on Reagan, looks at the principles that lie at the crux of Reagan's conservatism; Freedom, Faith, Family, Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life, American Exceptionalism, The Founders' Wisdom and Vision, Lower Taxes, Limited Government, Peace Through Strength, Anti-Communism, and Belief in the Individual. We ask Paul to tells us what Reagan would do if he was facing examples of abuse of these principles we find today.
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    • Paul Kengor
      Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College. He is the executive director of the College's Center for Vision and Values. Kengor earned his bachelor's degree and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and his master's degree from American University. He is married to Susan Kengor and has seven children.
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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More? (continued)

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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About Current Issues We Face: Russia, Religious Liberty, Debt, and More? (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 1, 2014 – Hour 1

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Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think?

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Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think? (continued)

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Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think? (continued)

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

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Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think?

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Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think? (continued)

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Direct to My Desk - Noah: Did you see it and what did you think? (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 31, 2014 – Hour 1

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What's a Person to Do?: Everyday Decisions That Matter

  • Description: From Internet access to lottery tickets, pet ownership to R-rated entertainment, we re faced with more ethical decisions than we might realize, every single day. What s a person to do -- especially when there is no definitive Catholic teaching on a subject? Do we just brush off these pesky moral dilemmas? Do we happily live in the gray areas of life and simply go along with conventional wisdom? Or do we make an honest attempt to face these moral questions head on? The way we deal with these seemingly small ethical decisions can have a huge impact on our own lives as well as those of our children and families. This book is an ethical toolbox, providing you with a process for making confident choices, asking yourself challenging questions, developing moral virtue, and discovering deeper happiness.
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    • Dr Mark Latkovic
      Dr. Mark S. Latkovic is professor of moral and systematic theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, and the author of numerous articles, essays and other writings on moral theology. He is also a nationally known speaker, panelist, reviewer and consultant. Dr. Latkovic and his wife Christine have four children
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What's a Person to Do?: Everyday Decisions That Matter (continued)

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What's a Person to Do?: Everyday Decisions That Matter (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 31, 2014 – Hour 2

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Kresta Comments

  • Description: Michael Eric Dyson and the Cosmos

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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

  • Description: In Jesus the Bridegroom, Brant Pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this thrilling exploration, Pitre shows how the suffering and death of Jesus was far more than a tragic Roman execution. Instead, the Passion of Christ was the fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecies of a wedding, when the God of the universe would wed himself to humankind in an everlasting nuptial covenant. To be sure, most Christians are familiar with the apostle Paul’s teaching that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’. But what does this really mean? And what would ever possess Paul to compare the death of Christ to the love of a husband for his wife? If you would have been at the Crucifixion, with Jesus hanging there dying, is that how you would have described it? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the “great mystery” (Ephesians 5:32)? As Pitre shows, the key to unlocking this mystery can be found by going back to Jewish Scripture and tradition and seeing the entire history of salvation, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story between Creator and creature, between God and Israel, between Christ and his bride—a story that comes to its climax on the wood of a Roman cross. In the pages of Jesus the Bridegroom, dozens of familiar passages in the Bible—the Exodus, the Song of Songs, the Wedding at Cana, the Woman at the Well, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and even the Second Coming at the End of Time—are suddenly transformed before our eyes. Indeed, when seen in the light of Jewish Scripture and tradition, the life of Christ is nothing less than the greatest love story ever told.
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    • Dr Brant Pitre
      Professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the author of the bestselling book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper (2011). Dr. Pitre is an extremely enthusiastic and highly sought-after speaker who lectures regularly across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on both CD and DVD, in which he explores the biblical roots of the Catholic faith. He has also appeared on a number of Catholic radio and television shows, such as Catholic Answers Live and EWTN. He currently lives in Louisiana with his wife, Elizabeth, and their five young children.
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Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2014 – Hour 1

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Kresta Comments - What is "Marriage" According to the Government?

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Kresta Comments - What is "Marriage" According to the Government?

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Kresta Comments - What is "Marriage" According to the Government?

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 28, 2014 – Hour 2

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“Noah”: Getting Out of the Controversy and Analyzing as a Catholic

  • Description: The punning headlines write themselves: “Noah Awash in Flood of Controversy.” “Deluge of Criticism Inundates Filmmakers.” In the weeks preceding the release of Noah, controversy has swirled around the film — and will no doubt continue to do so in the weeks ahead. Does Noah replace the biblical theme of judgment of sin with environmental themes? Is Noah a radical environmentalist? Does the movie mention God at all? Is the director an atheist? Why are there giant rock monsters? And so on. We go in depth to analyze these themes, review the film, and answer the ultimate question: Should Catholics go see it? Nick Thomm and Steven Greydanus have some answers.

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“Noah”: Getting Out of the Controversy and Analyzing as a Catholic (continued)

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“Noah”: Getting Out of the Controversy and Analyzing as a Catholic (continued)

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

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At Vatican Meeting, Pope Prods Obama on Freedom of Conscience

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KRESTA COMMENTS Bart Ehrman's Jesus

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Kresta Comments: What is Marriage from a government's point of view?

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 27, 2014 – Hour 2

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Kresta Comments

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Maggie Gallagher: Calling it Quits on Fighting Gay “Marriage?

  • Description: Maggie Gallagher co-founded the National Organization for Marriage, the leading advocacy group supporting traditional marriage. In a recent interview she said this: “I went into this fight, in good conscience, because I believed it mattered and that I had something to contribute. I did not promise myself I would win. I promised myself I would do everything I could see, to do this good, to fight for marriage as a universal human institution with certain goods and goals…One cannot do anything better with one's life than stand up for what you deeply believe in, i.e, to speak truth, whether in power or to power. I have a lot more freedom now to figure out what I want to do with the next 20 years of my life.” Maggie joins us to talk about what this means – is she throwing in the towel?
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A “Year of Prayer” for a New Pentecost / MI Court Decisions on Homosexual Unions / St. Anne to be Patron Saint of Detroit


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