Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – October 4, 2013
Talking about the “things that matter most” on October 4
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Graphic Images: An Apologia – Their History and Role in the Pro-Life Movement
The Nazi Holocaust ended nearly seventy years ago. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence of the systematic extermination of European Jews, there are those who deny that these atrocities actually occurred. Much, if not all, of such denial is motivated by a politically or philosophically based anti-Semitism. One of the most persuasive rebuttals to Holocaust denial is the photographic record of its victims. This record, both still photos and film, was used to great effect by the prosecutors during the Nuremberg trials. They are often graphic and hard to look at, but they are real. They show something that is real. Why not the same for the reality of abortion? Dr. Monica Milleroffers an apologia for graphic images of abortion.
4:40 – “Grace Unplugged”
Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father – a former pop star. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad’s former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad’s old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles and begins to taste the kind of stardom she’s always dreamed about. Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith or rediscover it? It’s the plot of “Grace Unplugged” and Nick Thomm is here to review it.
5:00 – A Pope Francis Roundtable: Understanding the Man, His Mission, and His Mode of Communication
The worldwide media attention on Pope Francis over the past couple weeks has been enormous – possibly more focus on a Pope since the death of Blessed John Paul the Great. The two major interviews has granted to a conglomeration of Jesuit publications and the Italian publication La Repubblica has been fodder for immense discussion in the media, in the Church and among the laity. We take time to look in-depth at the man, his mission and his mode of communication. We do that in a roundtable discussion with Janet Smith, Jimmy Akin and Matthew Bunson.