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Fair, truthful look at opposing arguments

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Pittsburgh Catholic

September 20, 2013

By Mike Aquilina

Book Review

“Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents,” by Al Kresta. Our Sunday Visitor, 2013 (www.osv.com; 800-348-2440). 304 pages. $14.95.

When I was very young, I toured a newsroom, and I remember seeing a card at someone’s desk. It read: “Is it true? Is it kind?”  Continue Reading

Register Radio: Al Kresta on Dangers

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National Catholic Register

September 16, 2013

By Jeanette Demelo

Dangers to the Faith by Al Kresta

… Dan Burke spoke with Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta about his new book Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st Century Opponents.

One point Kresta makes on the show is that “social reform movements have always appealed to Christianity;” for example the abolition of slavery and Continue Reading

Al Kresta at i.d. 916

September 5, 2013

Al Kresta speaks on The Crisis of Discipleship at the i.d. 916 meeting in September 2013.

Are We on the Right Track in the Fight for Marriage?

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National Catholic Register

September 4, 2013

By Al Kresta

COMMENTARY: Joseph Bottum’s Essay Critiquing the Church’s Current Efforts Against Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Raises Questions Worth Considering.

Joseph Bottum’s Commonweal essay, subtitled “The Things We Share: A Catholic’s Case for Gay Marriage,” has not even raised an Continue Reading

Ypsilanti: Organizer responds to Islamic Conference article

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The Ypsilanti Courier

August 24, 2013

By Al Kresta

Re: Joseph Yelick’s piece on Saturday debate, Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

As the sponsor and moderator of Saturday’s “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” debate, I thank Mr. Yelick for actually including some quotations from the debate. However, I must take him to task on two important points.

First: While we had “a frank, no-holds barred debate” as Continue Reading

A Papal Challenge – Conference at Shanty Creek – September 21, 2013

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Presented by Ave Maria Radio and Baraga Broadcasting Radio Network

Catholic Witness in a Nation Divided Conference Series

Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

4:30 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Bernard Hebda, Diocese of Gaylord

Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, Michigan (near Traverse City)

Room discounts are available and end September 5th: Check with Shanty Creek for more details.  Continue Reading

Two New Podcasts Launched by Ave Maria Radio

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August 21, 2013

Ave Maria Radio is pleased to announce the launch of new podcast feeds for two popular programs, Stories From the Heart with Sandra McDevitt and The Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan. The two feeds will be updated daily after the programs air on the radio giving those who miss the radio program the chance to listen at a later time.

Both programs are currently available in Ave Maria Radio’s new Audio Archive, but V.P. and General Manager, Michael P. Jones says, “Our listeners want us to provide more options for accessing our programs and this is our goal. Now that we have launched of our new Audio Archive, our next step is to make all of our programs available as podcasts.”

In addition, Jones says that both Stories From the Heart and The Good Fight are available on iTunes as well.

The Pope’s Challenge

August 21, 2013

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“To follow Jesus means to be involved, because faith is not something decorative. It is the strength of the soul!”

“Live for self or live for God and others; be served or serve; obey self or obey God.”

“To follow Jesus requires renunciation of evil, of egoism, and choosing good, truth, justice. It also requires sacrifice and a renunciation of self-interest.”

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Ypsilanti: Christian, Islamic speakers clash at symposium

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The Ypsilanti Courier

August 16, 2013

By Joseph Yelick

For Heritage Media

It was an all-day raucous affair at the EMU Student center on Saturday (Aug. 10) as Christians and Muslims came together to participate in spirited debates about the Islamic religion.

Held as a “No holds barred” discussion by Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Communications, the three featured debates of the Continue Reading

Defending the West: Truth Begets Hate

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WND Commentary

August 12, 2013

By Pamela Gellar

We have now gotten to the irreconcilable point in the contemporary public discourse (or lack thereof) of irrefutable denial of the reality of the jihad threat. This denial persists no matter what. Newscasters (both local and national) spout a language of the absurd denying all connection of jihad with – jihad.

The Fort Hood jihadi, Nidal Malik Hasan, describes himself as a mujahid (holy warrior) in the cause of Islam, but we are told that his act of war (and he uses that word – war) Continue Reading

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