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“Kresta in the Afternoon”—July 30, 2014—Hour 1

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The Catholic Writer Today

  • Description: With more than 68 million members, the Catholic Church is by far the largest religious denomination in the US. Yet Catholic contribution to the fine arts is virtually nil. Why is good Catholic literature, film, music and art such a rarity? Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, joins us.
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Reading and Writing an Icon

  • Description: Icons play an important role in the history and tradition of the Catholic Church. How is an icon created? Why are icons so important to the Church? Fr. Thomas Loya is with us to discuss.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Thomas Loya
      Pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish, host of two radio programs; “Light of the East” on EWTN and “A Body of Truth” on catholicradiointernational.com
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Reading and Writing an Icon (continued)

“Kresta in the Afternoon”—July 30, 2014—Hour 2

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The State of the Church in America

  • Description: It is a time of challenge for the Catholic Church in America. New laws attempt to restrict religious freedom. An increasingly secular culture wants us to confine our faith to our household and never proclaim it in the public square. Despite the challenges, this is a great time to be a Catholic layperson in America. As the culture declines, the Church becomes more distinguished. It becomes easier and easier to differentiate between Church teaching and the teachings of the culture. Mark Brumely, the CEO of Ignatius Press, joins us to discuss the state of the Church in America.
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Catholic Bishops, Religious Liberty and Health

  • Description: When the HHS contraception mandate became public in early 2012, the US Bishops immediately came together to fight against it. They were joined by hundreds of Catholic groups to push back against this attack on religious freedom. Dr. Philip Muñoz from the University of Notre Dame is here to talk about it.
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    • Dr. Philip Muñoz
      Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life in the Department of Political Science and Associate Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame, author of Religious Liberty and The American Supreme Court: The Essential Cases & Documents
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Catholic Bishops, Religious Liberty and Health (continued)

Food for the Journey – July 30, 2014

  • Description: Inspiration and teaching about Scripture that shows how God's word can feed, strengthen, and give hope in our daily circumstances.

Christian Classics – July 30, 2014

  • Description: Insights Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

Fire on the Earth – July 30, 2014

  • Description: Insights to help Catholics acquire the tools they need to do their part in the New Evangelization.

Catholic Connection – July 30, 2014 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Teresa's Two Cents

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The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Frank Pavone
      National Director, Priests for Life

      Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion.

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The Latest from the Frontlines of the Pro-Life Movement

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Catholic Connection – July 30, 2014 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

  • Description: "A society characterized by loss of respect for life, violence, exotic religious cults, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and even pedophilia. Sound familiar? This was the world of the early Church Fathers. In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of these dynamic Christian leaders and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day. The Fathers of the Church succeeded in paving the way from a pagan society to one in Christ. Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, John Chrysostom, John of Damascus, Jerome—these are just some of the Fathers Dr. D’Ambrosio will introduce with a clarity and freshness that will both inspire and challenge."
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    • Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
      Founder, Crossroads Initiative

      Though a specialist in the interpretation of scripture and tradition, Dr. D’Ambrosio’s teaching has covered a broad range of subjects from historical, dogmatic, and sacramental theology to evangelization, ecumenism, and Vatican II. Throughout his academic career, convert to the faith Dr. D’Ambrosio always remained deeply involved in pastoral work, especially teen evangelization and Hispanic ministry, assuring that his teaching remained relevant to the challenges of everyday life.

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When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

  • Description: Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio continued

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Gay "Marriage" Evolution

  • Description: "In the current issue of First Things, the nation’s premier journal of religion and public life, Deputy Editor MATTHEW SCHMITZ, a 2008 Princeton graduate, recounts how he evolved on gay marriage. But not all in the direction you’d expect. In this fascinating story, Schmitz shares his account of how his being immersed in an upscale college environment -- a “boozy sea of casual acquaintance” -- forced him to refine his views on sex and relationships."
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    • Matthew Schmitz
      Deputy Editor, First Things

      Matthew was the founding managing editor of Public Discourse, the online publication of the Witherspoon Institute. His writing has appeared in Christianity Today, First Things, The Human Life Review, and Public Discourse. He holds a B.A. in English from Princeton University.

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Gay "Marriage" Evolution

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More2Life – July 30, 2014: The Marriage Journey

  • Description: More 2 Life is a surprising radio program that brings the Theology of the Body teachings of John Paul II into the practical, everyday experience of life. Dr. Greg and Lisa will help you solve your problems with relevant, relatable and achievable tools and solutions straight from the genius of the Theology of the Body. It is the life you were meant to live! To make a telecounseling appointment with Dr. Greg or one of his associates, call 740-266-6461. To purchase Dr. Greg's books, please visit: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/shop/default.asp

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Intro & Dr. Greg and Lisa take your calls

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Dr. Greg & Lisa talk with their guest

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    • Fr. Thomas Loya , Tabor Life Institute

      Fr. Thomas J Loya, is currently the pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, IL. He is also the host of two radio programs; “Light of the East” which can be heard in more than 60 cities across the United Staes on several Catholic radio networks including EWTN Radio as well as “A Body of Truth” which is broadcast on an Internet Radio Site – catholicradiointernational.com. Before entering the seminary Fr. Loya earned a degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and pursued a career in commercial art and design. He later completed his studies for the priesthood in both Pennsylvannia and Rome where he attended the North American College earning an STB from the Angelicum University. During his time in Rome, Fr. Loya was first exposed to Pope John Paul II’s monumental teaching on the human person when he attended his weekly audiences about The Theology of the Body. Fr. Loya was ordained in 1982 and later added to his Bachelor of Fine Arts by earning a Masters in Counseling and Human Services in 1993. Fr. Loya has served the Church in youth and young adult ministry as well as an artist and design consultant. He has directed many retreats and has been a guest speaker at several conventions including World Youth Day 2002. Using his backround in art, counseling, and Eastern Catholic spirituality, Fr. Loya brings the principles of The Theology of the Body deep into the lived experience of every aspect of human sexuality.

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        • Tabor Life institute - The Tabor Life Institute is dedicated to the sacramental-liturgical worldview of the human person and of the entire created order. This is a worldview which in fact holds the answer to all of life’s questions precisely because it is the most honest and fully integrated vision of reality. The sacramental-liturgical worldview, therefore, has an immense capacity to liberate and to transform people’s lives, at times even instantly. Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body is the principle delivery system for this sacramental, liturgical worldview. Along with the teachings of Pope John Paul II, the Tabor Life institute incorporates the sum total of the spiritual wisdom of the Church both east and west, irrefutable science, personal testimonies, and common sense in presentations that are fully integrated and comprehensive. The Tabor Life Institute presenters come from both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic spiritual and liturgical traditions. This greatly contributes to Tabor’s special capacity for fully integrated presentations of the sacramental-liturgical worldview. The Tabor Life Institute specializes in compassionately yet forthrightly bringing honesty, clarity and perspective to the most controversial and delicate issues related to the entire experience of human sexuality. Therefore, youth, disenfranchised Christians and non-believers are a particular concern and focus of our work. The Tabor Life Institute was founded in 2003 by Catherine Baranko who serves as its current President. We are also members of TOBIA, (Theology of the Body International Alliance.) (http://www.taborlife.org)

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Dr. Greg & Lisa take your calls

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Close

Stories from the Heart – July 30, 2014: The Golden Cup

  • Program #: 743

Christ is the Answer – July 30, 2014: RCIA for Catholics #18 - Sacraments #3 - Confession

  • Program #: 763
  • Description: Instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life's greatest questions..
  • Series Details: This program is part 18 of a 23-part series titled RCIA for Catholics.

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