“Kresta in the Afternoon”—August 12, 2014
Talking about the “things that matter most” on August 12
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Branding: When advertising images meet reality
4:20 – Robin Williams RIP
In the flood of commentary and sorrow surrounding the death of Robin Williams, apparently by suicide, so many are struggling over what to say about a man who seemed never to be at a loss for words. Steven Greydanus says recalls that as a lifelong Episcopalian, Williams once cracked that, compared to Catholicism, Episcopalianism was the “same religion, half the guilt.” Steven joins us to remember Williams.
4:40 – What You Need to Know About The Upcoming Feast of the Assumption
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary and in the United States, it is a holy day of obligation. What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives? Jimmy Akin is here to talk about 12 things to know and share
5:00 – The Chaldean Assessment of Iraq
After meeting with many lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, a spokesman for the Chaldean Church in America, Auday Arabo, said “I cannot stress enough, how important unification and solidarity are when a revolutionary crisis is in the midst.” The Chaldeans in Iraq are virtually non-existant at this point and Arabo joins us to assess the situation and what can be done.
5:20 – Robin Williams: How Should Catholics Respond to Celebrity Deaths?
Many times after a celebrity death of someone who didn’t lead the most exemplary life, Christians struggle with what to say and how many positive things should we say about them. Patrick Coffin is here to discuss it.