Today on "Krestain the Afternoon" – September 5, 2013
Talking about the “things that matter most” on September 5
4:00 – Could there be a ‘Saint G.K. Chesterton?’
In his opening address at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference held at Assumption College, Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, announced that Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton, England, has given permission to state that he “is sympathetic to our wishes and is seeking a suitable cleric to begin an investigation into the potential for opening a cause for [G.K.] Chesterton.” The announcement was met with loud cheers and great emotion as members of the American Chesterton Society have long awaited an official step toward G.K. Chesterton’s Cause for Canonization. We talk to Dale about the possibility of St. Chesterton.
4:40 – Pope Francis Up Close
Want to know the inside story of the recent abdication by one Pope and the election of a startling new one–complete with colorful photos and analysis by the noted journalist Philip Lawler? Well, here it is. An outstanding photo journal featuring more than 150 full color photos tells the inspiring story of Pope Francis. He loves the tango and was trained as a Chemist. In his youth he had a regular girlfriend whom he planned to marry. For a Pope, Francis has an unusual life story. Drawing from conversations, interviews, inside information, and the Pope’s own writings and talks, A Call to Serveoffers first-hand information, moving reflections, and profound insights into the life of Jorge Bergoglio, the fascinating papal election, the challenges ahead, and the heart of Pope Francis. Phil joins us.
5:00 – Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love
Before he was the world’s foremost Catholic biographer, Joseph Pearce was a leader of the National Front, a British-nationalist, white-supremacist group. Before he published books highlighting and celebrating the great Catholic cultural tradition, he disseminated literature extolling the virtues of the white race, and calling for the banishment of all non-white from Britain. Pearce and his cohorts were at the center of the racial and nationalist tensions—often violent—that swirled around London in the late-1970s and early 80s. A one-year prison term spurred a sea change in his life. He is here to talk about it.