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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 24, 2014 – Hour 1

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10 Things I Did Differently This Week Because John Paul II Existed

  • Description: The saints who will be canonized on April 27 changed Catholics’ lives dramatically – Pope John XXIII by opening the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II by implementing it. In planning a week of events leading up to the naming of our St. John Paul II Student Center on his canonization day, Tom Hoopes' students devoted a day each to areas of life he had affected profoundly: human rights, marriage and family, faith and reason. It made him realize that on a smaller scale, what he does daily has been changed by John Paul. Tom gives us 10 examples from this week
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    • Tom Hoopes
      Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kansas, where he teaches in the Journalism and Mass Communications Department and edits The Gregorian, a Catholic identity speech digest. He was previously editor of the National Catholic Register for 10 years and with his wife, April, of Faith & Family magazine for five. He began his career as press secretary for the U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman and is a frequent contributor to Catholic publications. He lives in Atchison with his wife and nine children. The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of Benedictine College or the Gregorian Institute
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10 Things I Did Differently This Week Because John Paul II Existed (continued)

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Kresta Comments: Answering a Listener Email - Should we refrain from refering to any faults of Pope St. John Paul the Great

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 24, 2014 – Hour 2

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Pope John Paul the Great: A Soul for All Seasons

  • Description: In a March 1996 conversation, Pope John Paul II told George Weigel, almost wistfully, “They try to understand me from the outside, but I can only be understood from inside.” His tone that evening was less critical than it was bemused, even resigned. But whether his regrets involved biographers who treated him as a globe-trotting politician or journalists who parsed his every word and deed in conventional left-right categories, the view from outside, he knew, was not going to get anyone close to the essence of Karol Wojtyła. Weigel agreed with him then; and now, nine years after his death, in the days before his April 27 canonization, Weigel says he agrees with him even more. John Paul II, who embodied the human drama of the second half of the 20th century in a singular way, and whose witness to the truth of humanity’s noblest aspirations bent the curve of history toward freedom, can only be understood from inside out. Or, if you prefer, soul first. George joins us to discuss it.
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    • George Weigel
      distinguished senior fellow at Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, is the author of the two-volume biography of John Paul II, “Witness to Hope” (1999) and “The End and the Beginning” (2010).
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Pope John Paul the Great: A Soul for All Seasons (continued)

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Pope John Paul the Great: A Soul for All Seasons (continued)

The Doctor Is In – April 24, 2014

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

More2Life – April 24, 2014: Become Who You Are

  • Description: 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 to their guest

  • Segment Guests:
    • Damon Owens
      Executive Director, Theology of the Body Institute

      Damon Owens has more than 15 years of executive experience in the business world, managing divisions of multi-million dollar technology companies. In 2002, Owens left the for-profit sector to commit his career to full-time work in marriage and family ministry. He has served as Natural Family Planning and Marriage Preparation Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Newark, founded two non-profit organizations (New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association and Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey), and led initiatives for various pro-life and pro-family organizations such as the New Jersey Catholic Bishops Conference, The Children First Foundation, and Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), the largest African-American, pro-life ministry in the country. Damon is a certified speaker and has been lecturing for the Theology of the Body Institute since 2005. In December of 2011, Damon was named the Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married for 18 years and have eight children.

    • Resources:
      • Website(s):
        • Theology of the Body Institute - Theology of the Body Institute is a 501(c)3non- profit, educational organization promoting the Theology of the Body at the popular level of both the Christian and the secular cultures. Through graduate level courses, on-site programs and clergy training, Theology of the Body Institute seeks to penetrate and permeate the culture with a vision of true sexuality that appeals to the deepest yearnings of the human heart for love and union. (http://www.tobinstitute.org)

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Dr. Greg & Lisa take your calls

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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 23, 2014 – Hour 1

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Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford’s Theatre

  • Description: Last week we remembered that anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln - April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford’s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, “Burn the place down!” But there is an untold story - the forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit. Thomas Bogar is here to tell that story.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Thomas Bogar
      Thomas A. Bogar has taught theatre for forty years, most recently at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He is also the author of John E. Owens (2002), American Presidents Attend the Theatre (2006), and numerous journal articles. He has served as a judge for Washington, D.C.'s Helen Hayes Theatre Awards, and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford’s Theatre
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

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Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford’s Theatre (continue)

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Pope John XXIII: Overlooked in This Week’s Canonizations?

  • Description: Published in the 50th anniversary year of the historic Vatican Council II, The Good Pope by Greg Tobin is the first major biography of Pope John XXIII, a universally beloved religious leader who ushered in an era of hope and openness in the Catholic Church—and whose reforms, had they been accepted, would have enabled the church to avoid many of the major crises it faces today. Tobin offers a timely and important investigation into the history of the Catholic Church, and a celebration of one of its true heroes.
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    • Greg Tobin
      Greg Tobin is publishing director of A.A. World Services. He is the author of multiple titles including Saints and Sinners and Holy Father (a biography of Pope Benedict XVI) and was featured widely in national and international media. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey, with his wife and sons.
    • Resources:
      • Book(s):
        • The Good Pope: The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church--The Story of John XXIII and Vatican II
          Buy this resource now. Click here to purchase.

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 23, 2014 – Hour 2

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Strength and Solidarity at the 118th Boston Marathon

  • Description: Laurie Kearney, 47, of San Diego had already planned to run in the Boston Marathon for the 19th time before the terrorist bombs exploded a year ago — abruptly ending the iconic event with bloodshed, death and terror. However, she said the attack motivated some of her San Diego friends to qualify for this year’s marathon “as a show of strength and support that the bad guys weren’t going to take away this race.” At Mass in a nearby chapel after her run, Kearney thanked God that she and her husband had a safe race, there were no “major catastrophes” and that Meb Keflezighi, a Californian by way of Eritrea, won. We talk to Justin Bell of the National Catholic Register who reported on the bombing then and now
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Kresta Comments: The Encyclicals of Pope St. John Paul the Great

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    • KRESTA COMMENTS
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Kresta Comments: The Encyclicals of Pope St. John Paul the Great (continued)

The Doctor Is In – April 23, 2014

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

More2Life – April 23, 2014: Rise Up Redux!

  • Description: 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

  • Segment Guests:
    • 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.

    • Resources:
      • Website(s):
        • 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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