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Kresta in the Afternoon

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 18, 2014 – Hour 1

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

  • Segment Guests:
    • Mark Latkovic
      Dr. Mark S. Latkovic (1963-) was born in Cleveland, OH and now lives in Allen Park, MI with his wife and four children. He obtained an M.A. degree from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) and S.T.L. and S.T.D. degrees from the Lateran University's Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (Washington, DC "Session"). He is Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit, MI), where he has taught courses in fundamental and special moral theology since July 1990. He is the co-editor of "St. Thomas Aquinas & the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives" (The Catholic University of America Press, 2004) and "What's a Person to Do? Everyday Decisions that Matter" (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013), among many other publications in both scholarly and popular journals. He is a frequent speaker and consultant on moral issues and a member of many professional societies.
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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 – July 18, 2014 – Hour 2

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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. 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 – July 17, 2014 – Hour 1

  • Description: Kresta in the Afternoon is what Catholic radio has been missing: a daily conversation - personal, authentic and human. It looks at all of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching tradition of the Catholic Church. The scope is not limited to spiritual subjects...our host Al Kresta talks abortion, war, peace, dissent, old age, New Age, heavy metal, light eating, politics, church affairs, current events, family and marriage, movies and media, theology and apologetics, sports, crime and business. It's talk radio where God matters.

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 17, 2014 – Hour 2

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Project Pedro Pan and Today’s Manufactured Border Crisis

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Ten Things to Remember if Pope Francis Upsets You

  • Description: It’s been just over a year since Pope Francis took office, and he has said and done things that have confused many traditional Catholics. When a headline screams that he stated that 2% of Catholic clergy are pedophiles, that he “promises to solve the celibacy problem” that he doesn’t want to convert Evangelicals or that he doesn’t judge a homosexual who “searches for the Lord and has goodwill” they experience confusion, anger, resentment, bewilderment and fear. Some have given up on Pope Francis. Others say he is “the false prophet” who will accompany the anti Christ in the end times. Others don’t like his dress sense, grumble about his media gaffes and some think they are all intentional and that he is a very shrewd Jesuit who wants to undermine the Catholic faith. The sensationalism doesn’t do any good. Fr. Dwight Longenecker joins us with ten things you should do if Pope Francis upsets you.
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    • Fr Dwight Longenecker
      Raised as Evangelical, ordained Anglican priest, and was eventually ordained a Catholic priest. Author of “The Path to Rome-Modern Journeys to the Catholic Faith”. His Patheos blog is “Standing on My Head” Married w/ 4 kids. Hosts “More Christianity” Radio Show produced by Ave Maria Radio
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Anglican Church Allows Women Bishops

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 16, 2014 – Hour 1

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Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture

  • Description: In their founding documents, the United States and the United Nations recognized the principles that all men have inherent dignity and that they deserve equal rights. They both have declared those principles the conditions fundamental to freedom, justice, and peace. Yet both the United States and the United Nations have within them powerful political forces passing laws or resolutions that violate first principles and put at risk the most vulnerable populations. In “Non-Negotiable,” Sheila Liaugminas goes beyond the politics of pragmatism and cultural relativism to reacquaint the reader with first principles. She demonstrates what the Church has to say about the most important issues of our time and why, and she anticipates the questions readers will ask and provides the answers they will need in the struggle to restore respect for human dignity. Sheila joins us.
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    • Sheila Liaugminas
      Former co-host Emmy-award winning “You”. Worked for TIME magazine and Chicago Tribune. Host of “A Closer Look” on Relevant Radio
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        • Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture
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Non-Negotiable: Essential Principles of a Just Society and Humane Culture (continued)

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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 16, 2014 – Hour 2

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Kresta Comments: Can Islam Change? & A New Way of Arguing against Euthanasia

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Why is Catholicism in Decline?

  • Description: One of David Carlin’s sociological preoccupations is concern for the question: Why has Catholicism gone into steep decline in the last half-century or so in the most modernized and prosperous countries in the world -- that is, the United States, Canada, and much of Europe? The most popular answer to this question is that the decline is totally the result of Vatican II. But he rejects that answer. If Vatican II played a role in the decline, it was only a very small role. The important factors are to be found elsewhere. There may be a hundred of these factors, but one might be more prevalent than the others. Christianity is a salvation religion. Our culture has lost the sense of sin, so it sees no reason to need a Savior. David joins us.
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    • David Carlin
      Professor of sociology and philosophy at Community College of Rhode Island at Newport. Former Democratic majority leader of Rhode Island senate. Author of “Can a Catholic be a Democrat?: How the Party I Loved became the Enemy of my Religion” and “The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America.”
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Senate Democrats launch push or “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress” /

  • Description: Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed a new bill that would remove any state laws placing restrictions on abortion. Deceptively called the Women’s Health Protection Act, the bill would remove laws that limit the performance of an abortion to a licensed physician, laws that allow a medical professional to opt out of an abortion, and laws that ban abortions late in the pregnancy. Carol Tobias, President of the National Right to Life Committee, joins us.
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    • Carol Tobias
      President, National Right to Life Committee. Executive director, North Dakota Right to Life 1983-1991. Oversaw efforts of NRLC’s PAC on behalf of George Bush
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    • Monica Miller
      Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society — an activist pro-life group that she founded in 1986. She is also an Associate Professor of Sacred Theology at Madonna University. Author of several books including Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church, The Theology of the Passion of the Christ, Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars
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    • Eric Schiedler
      Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League. Former assistant director of the GIFT Foundation. Head of Fox Valley Families against Planned Parenthood
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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 15, 2014 – Hour 1

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The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief

  • Description: In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country’s traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George Marsden says, postwar Americans looked to the country’s secular, liberal elites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision—one rooted in the Protestant values of the founders. George is here to show how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War.
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    • George Marsden
      Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. He has written extensively on the interaction between Christianity and the American culture and has published numerous books, including Jonathan Edwards: A Life, which won the prestigious Bancroft Prize given for the best work of history. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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        • The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
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The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief (continued)

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The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief (continued)

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 15, 2014 – Hour 2

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The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning

  • Description: So, you've decided to use Natural Family Planning. Has it blessed your marriage? Deepened your respect for your body? Has it made your sex life fantastic? Do you and your spouse hold hands at sunset, and do pink flowers grow around your marital bed? If so, this book is not for you. But if you've tried Natural Family Planning and have discovered that your life is now awful-or if you feel judged or judgey, or if you trust NFP but your doctor doesn't, or if you're just trying to figure out how the heck to have a sex life that is holy but still human-you'll find comfort, encouragement, honesty, wit, and, most important, practical advice in The Sinner's Guide to NFP. Popular Catholic writer Simcha Fisher shows what it's really like to practice NFP, and how to achieve those fabled "marriage building" benefits. The Sinner's Guide to NFP helps you with: •NFP and Your Spiritual Life •NFP and the Rest of the World •NFP in the Trenches The next time you ask yourself, "If NFP is wonderful, why am I so miserable?" - don't panic. The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning is here to help.
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    • Simcha Fisher
      Catholic blogger, speaker, and freelance writer. She blogs for the National Catholic Register and Patheos at "I Have to Sit Down". She lives with her husband and children in Southern New Hampshire
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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 14, 2014 – Hour 1

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What is the Church doing about the child immigration crisis in CA?

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Waiting for Eli: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith

  • Description: Chad Judice’s son Eli was born with spina bifida, a dreaded birth defect that can cause paralysis and other complications. In his book “Waiting for Eli: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith,” Chad takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride, starting with the day he learned of his son’s condition. It is an inspiring story of faith, hope and the power of prayer. The book has a strong pro-life, pro-love message, and is made even more compelling by the author’s descriptions of little miracles along the way. Chad joins us.
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Waiting for Eli: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 14, 2014 – Hour 2

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True or False Possession: How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented

  • Description: In “True or False Possession,” renowned French neuropsychiatrist Jeanne Lhermitte examined the differences between people suffering from mental illness and people suffering from genuine demonic possession. Lhermitte said that genuine possessions evade explanations and exceed the competence of even the wisest physicians, and must be handled by the Church. With sober clarity and reserve, he reviewed the detailed clinical records of scores of cases that startled and alarmed our forefathers, as well as the cases of many souls he examined personally: unfortunate souls judged possessed, who manifested symptoms ranging from the picturesque to the loathsome and pitiful. The book was originally published in 1963, and was re-released last year with minor edits and a new introduction by Aaron Kheriaty, MD, the Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. Aaron joins us.
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    • Dr Aaron Kheriaty MD
      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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        • True or False Possession: How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented
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