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  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”—August 29, 2014— Hour 1

    “Kresta in the Afternoon”—August 29, 2014— Hour 1

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    Correcting Catholic Blindness: What Catholic Social Teaching Doesn’t Know

    • Description: Modern Catholic Social Teaching tells us to approach political and economic challenges by seeing, judging, and acting. We are to look at the situation through the eyes of Christ, free from our own ideologies. However, this approach entails choices regarding what we look at and how deep we examine it, thus limiting our field of vision. Dr. Sam Gregg of the Acton Institute argues that the imperatives of Catholic social doctrine still apply because they are grounded in integral human development. He believes that it’s possible to adhere to these principles and also widen the scope of our views on economic life. Sam joins us.
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    Correcting Catholic Blindness: What Catholic Social Teaching doesn’t know

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    Cant Pass as Legislation? Then I'll Issue and Executive Order. President Obama Signs ENDA Executive Order – No Religious Exemption

    • Description: For 20 years, Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), suggesting that the legislation must be burdened with more than just a few controversial features. President Clinton and President Bush respected the right of the legislature not to pass the bill, but President Obama is different: he said he signed it because the bill had stalled in the Congress. Why we need the Congress at all he did not explain. The president not only issued an Executive Order imposing ENDA, he chose to sign that version of the bill which fails to grant a religious exemption. We talk about it with Erik Stanley of Alliance Defending Freedom.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Eric Stanley
        Serves as senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Kansas City Regional Service Center in Kansas, where he heads the Alliance Defending Freedom Pulpit Initiative to empower pastors across the nation to speak freely from their pulpits on all matters of life, including how Scripture and church teaching have application to candidates and elections
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  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 29, 2014— Hour 2

    “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 29, 2014— Hour 2

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    A Voice Undefeated

    • Description: When Collin Raye's powerful, golden voice dazzled the country music scene in 1991 with his Number One hit single "Love, Me", country music listeners fell in love with one of the great voices of our time. A new star was rising, and Collin's success continued throughout the nineties with over eight million records sold. Raye's autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, gives readers a down-to-earth account of the author's personal and professional life. From his childhood in Arkansas and Texas through his days with the Wray Brothers Band in Oregon and Reno to his rise to international stardom, this book is both a journey to the top of the music world and an intimate diary of a soul that has suffered great professional and personal losses. Many who love Collin Raye, the successful country music artist, don't know much about Collin Raye, the man, and the many trials he has endured with faith and courage. Most recently his beloved nine-year-old granddaughter, Haley, died in 2010 from an undiagnosed neurological disease. Since Haley's death, Collin has become an advocate for the sick and disabled and has established the Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation to provide wheelchairs to families with special needs children. This is a remarkable, inspirational story told by the man who lived it. It is a story of faith, of struggle, of suffering, of profound love, and ultimately of triumph in the midst of tragedy.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Colin Raye
        Collin Raye is one of America's best-loved country singers. He produced twenty-four Top Ten singles, of which sixteen were Number One hits, and a total of five straight platinum and two gold albums, which is a record for the Epic label to this day. He is an advocate for sick and disabled persons and continues to perform live throughout the country.
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    A Voice Undefeated (continued)

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    A Voice Undefeated (continued)

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 1, 2014

    Talking about the “things that matter most” on September 1

     

    4:00 – Race in America: A wide-ranging discussion

     

    Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri continue in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. The situation once again raises questions about the state of race relations in America. Pastor Levon Yuille, National Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress, has been a community activist in Ypsilanti, Michigan for more than thirty years. Pastor Levon joins us with his take on the state of race in America.

     

    5:00 – Kresta Comments: Race in America

     

    5:40 – The LCWR Doubles Down on Dissent

    For the third year in a row, the question of how the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) would respond to a Vatican mandate to reform the organization spiked high interest in the group’s annual assembly Aug. 12-15.And for the third year in a row, the assembly ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Some fireworks did ignite as the main speakers spent most of their energy defending positions taken by the LCWR, even openly criticizing the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which had ordered the reform in April of 2012 after a three-year doctrinal assessment. Executive sessions that excluded non-members of LCWR also reportedly focused on the mandate. In the end, however, the LCWR National Board issued a two-paragraph statement similar to those of 2012 and 2013: LCWR would stay in the “conversation” with the CDF delegate, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, as long as LCWR’s “mission” and “integrity” were not compromised. We talk to Ann Carey, author of Sisters in Crisis.

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 29, 2014

    Talking about the “things that matter most” on August 29

     

    4:00 – Correcting Catholic Blindness: What Catholic Social Teaching Doesn’t Know

     

    Modern Catholic Social Teaching tells us to approach political and economic challenges by seeing, judging, and acting. We are to look at the situation through the eyes of Christ, free from our own ideologies. However, this approach entails choices regarding what we look at and how deep we examine it, thus limiting our field of vision. Dr. Sam Gregg of the Acton Institute argues that the imperatives of Catholic social doctrine still apply because they are grounded in integral human development. He believes that it’s possible to adhere to these principles and also widen the scope of our views on economic life. Sam joins us. 


    4:40 – President Obama Signs ENDA Executive Order – No Religious Exemption

     

    For 20 years, Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), suggesting that the legislation must be burdened with more than just a few controversial features. President Clinton and President Bush respected the right of the legislature not to pass the bill, but President Obama is different: he said he signed it because the bill had stalled in the Congress. Why we need the Congress at all he did not explain. The president not only issued an Executive Order imposing ENDA, he chose to sign that version of the bill which fails to grant a religious exemption. We talk about it with Erik Stanley of Alliance Defending Freedom.

     

    5:00 – A Voice Undefeated

     

    When Collin Raye’s powerful, golden voice dazzled the country music scene in 1991 with his Number One hit single “Love, Me”, country music listeners fell in love with one of the great voices of our time. A new star was rising, and Collin’s success continued throughout the nineties with over eight million records sold. Raye’s autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, gives readers a down-to-earth account of the author’s personal and professional life. From his childhood in Arkansas and Texas through his days with the Wray Brothers Band in Oregon and Reno to his rise to international stardom, to his journey into the Catholic Church, this book is both a journey to the top of the music world and an intimate diary of a soul that has suffered great professional and personal losses.

  • Video: Message to the persecuted Christians in Iraq

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28,2014— Hour 1

    “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28,2014— Hour 1

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    Kresta Comments: When westerners go to wage Jihad

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    Have the Church and science been wrong since Galileo?

    • Description: Some Catholics and others are being exposed to a small group of individuals who are marketing books, conferences, and movies designed to promote their claim that the earth is motionless and the entire universe rotates around it. Why are some being compelled to debunking something as ridiculous as geocentrism? Because a group of men is expending considerable time, energy and money in an effort to convince everyone geocentrism is true and that the Church and/or scientific community at large has been involved in a long-standing conspiracy to hide that supposed truth. They commonly present themselves as experts and scholars in theology, canon law, multiple fields of science and more. Some in this group also pressure Catholics to accept their theory and buy their products by falsely claiming that the Catholic Church officially teaches geocentrism as an article of faith. Some are being turned off to the Catholic faith for the same reason. For that reason apologetics is demanded. David Palm who runs GeocentrismDebunked.org joins us.
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    Have the Church and science been wrong since Galileo? (continued)

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28, 2014— Hour 2

    “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28, 2014— Hour 2

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    Kresta Comments: News reporting vs new commentary

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    When Catholics make films

  • Federal judge strikes down part of Utah’s ban on polygamy

    via Fox13

    by Ben Winslow and Mark Green

    A federal judge declared a portion of Utah’s polygamy ban unconstitutional late Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing polygamy in the state.

    U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled the phrase in the law “‘or cohabits with another person’ is a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is without a rational basis under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

    The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives, who left Utah fearing prosecution. They sued the state, arguing that the ban violated their right to freely practice their religion.

    The ruling follows a similar order in December of last year that the judge took back while he decided the issue of damages. In the order, Judge Waddoups did preserve the phrases “marry” and “purports to marry” to “save the statute from being invalidated in its entirety.”

    The judge also awarded financial compensation to the Brown family.

    The Utah Attorney General’s Office told FOX 13 late Wednesday it was reviewing the ruling. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told FOX 13’s Ben Winslow in an interview last year that he intended to appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    In a statement, Brown family attorney Jonathan Turley said he hoped Reyes would not appeal.

    “After this decision, abuse of spouses and children will continue to be prosecuted regardless of whether they occur in monogamous or polygamous families. These protective services will only be strengthened now that many families can openly integrate into society and not fear prosecution merely because of their family structure,” he wrote.

    “Utah is a state that was founded by citizens seeking those very rights against government abuse. Utah is better place because of the courageous decision of Judge Waddoups and the commitment of the Brown family in defense of our Constitution.”

    Kody Brown and his wives issued a statement late Wednesday. It reads:

    “The entire Brown family is gratified and thankful for this final ruling from Judge Waddoups. The decision brings closure for our family and further reaffirms the right of all families to be free from government abuse. While we know that many people do not approve of plural families, it is our family and based on our religious beliefs. Just as we respect the personal and religious choices of other families, we hope that in time all of our neighbors and fellow citizens will come to respect our own choices as part of this wonderful country of different faiths and beliefs. We hope that Attorney General Reyes will see this as a victory of us all in defending the freedom of religion and other rights in our precious Constitution. We want to particularly thank our lead counsel Professor Jonathan Turley who represented us through the criminal investigation and then led the fight against this law to reach this historic decision. We also want to thank the team of lawyers and students from George Washington, including our local counsel Adam Alba. We are so honored and blessed to have been able to serve as the vehicle for this milestone ruling. Professor Turley has pledged to defend this decision on appeal and we are equally committed to fight to preserve this now final and complete victory.”

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 28, 2014

    Talking about the “things that matter most” on August 28.

     

    4:00 – Kresta Comments: When westerners go to wage Jihad

     

    4:20 – Have the Church and science been wrong since Galileo?

     

    Some Catholics and others are being exposed to a small group of individuals who are marketing books, conferences, and movies designed to promote their claim that the earth is motionless and the entire universe rotates around it. Why are some being compelled to debunking something as ridiculous as geocentrism? Because a group of men is expending considerable time, energy and money in an effort to convince everyone geocentrism is true and that the Church and/or scientific community at large has been involved in a long-standing conspiracy to hide that supposed truth. They commonly present themselves as experts and scholars in theology, canon law, multiple fields of science and more. Some in this group also pressure Catholics to accept their theory and buy their products by falsely claiming that the Catholic Church officially teaches geocentrism as an article of faith. Some are being turned off to the Catholic faith for the same reason. For that reason apologetics is demanded. David Palm who runs GeocentrismDebunked.org joins us.

     

    5:00 – Kresta Comments: News reporting vs news commentary

     

    5:20 – When Catholics make films

     

    Immaculata Pictures is a new indie film company that wants to reinvent how we see movies by combining classic storytelling with the latest techniques and equipment. Co-founder Patrick Coffin is with us to talk about it. 

  • Kresta in the Afternoon – August 27, 2014 – Hour 1

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

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    The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan

    • Description: This month we commemorated the anniversaries of the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today we discuss the morality of the decision with Fr. Wilson Miscamble, author of The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan. We explore the American use of atomic bombs, the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire, and Harry Truman's decision making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Fr. Wilson Miscamble
        Fr. Miscamble is a professor of US History at the University of Notre Dame
      • Resources:
        • Book(s):
          • The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan
            Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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    The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan (continued)

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    The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan (continued)

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