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Catholic in America: Parade Flap Exposes Anger, Bitterness Unbecoming of Catholics

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The Michigan Catholic

October 3, 2014

Al Kresta

Like Queen Esther, our time is thrust upon us. In this new moment of American Catholic history, we need a new evangelization born from a new evaluation of our mission field. Earlier priests expected to be chaplains to a fairly stable American Catholic community. Today’s priests realize they are missionaries to a confused, if not corrupt, generation. Laity have awakened to their co-responsibility for the Church. It’s a great but challenging time to be Catholic in America. My next two columns reflect on this new environment by observing the controversy surrounding New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The cardinal archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, will be the parade’s Continue Reading

Ave Maria Radio to Provide Free Religious Audio Programming to Prison Inmates

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September 18, 2014

Weston, MA–(PR.com)– Liberty Quest Foundation led by Executive Director P.J. McMann has announced that its Streaming Faith Initiative will be receiving support from the famous Ave Maria Radio program. The Streaming Faith initiative was created specifically to address the lack of religious programming and music being offered to inmates in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Ave Maria Radio is a listener supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that employs Continue Reading

Fall Membership Drive – September 8-12, 2014

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September 8, 2014

Join us this week for the 2014 Fall Membership Drive, Monday through Friday, September 8-12, from 7 am to 7 pm each day as we continue the work of the New Evangelization.  Our continuing theme is Build the Church, Bless the Nation.

You can pledge online here: http://www.avemariaradio.net/support/donate-now/

Or call: 1-877-288-1077.

 

Catholic in America: Decency and honesty … not too shabby

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The Michigan Catholic

September 5, 2014

Al Kresta

Too often, it seems that the common decency and intellectual honesty that earlier generations expected from adults is no longer valued in our world more concerned with entertainment, consumerism, self-presentation and impression management. So three incidents of decency and honesty pleased me last week. Maybe they will correct some widely, if carelessly held assumptions.

First, do you often hear complaints from friends, co-workers, talk show hosts, Continue Reading

Catholic in America: How Catholics should process the death of Robin Williams

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The Michigan Catholic

August 22, 2014

Al Kresta

After Robin Williams’ suicide, I interviewed a film critic and an aspiring filmmaker about Williams’ often troubled life. The interviews were respectful, even charitable, but not gushing or whitewashing.

Nevertheless, emails objecting to the favorable comments started almost immediately. Every time a public figure dies, some Christians complain that Continue Reading

Ave Maria Radio Screening of When the Game Stands Tall

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July 29, 2014

Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.  Ave Maria Radio is giving you two opportunities to preview When the Game Stands Tall on:

Tuesday, August 5th at the AMC 20 Theater in Livonia at 7:00 pm

and on

Thursday, August 7th at the Cinemas 20 in Ann Arbor at 7:00 pm.

Catholic in America: Catholic Unity Threatened

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The Michigan Catholic

July 25, 2014

Al Kresta

When I see people cloaking their own political/economic preferences with the authority of divine revelation, I get angry. Jesus, himself, got angry when the Pharisees attributed to their own traditions a divine authority for which they had no warrant. I’m sure my anger doesn’t compare well to that of Jesus. Nevertheless, having been misled in my teens and early 20s by false spiritual claims, this does get a bit personal.

All Catholics, however, should take false spiritual claims personally. They threaten Continue Reading

Broadcaster Al Kresta’s return to the Church

July 18, 2014

Al Kresta gives a brief summary of his journey back to the Catholic faith.

Catholic in America: Ignoring real problems in the ‘transgender tipping point’

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The Michigan Catholic

June 26, 2014

Al Kresta

The June 9 cover story of TIME magazine wonders or, rather, insinuates, that we have reached the “Transgender Tipping Point,” and dubs it “America’s next civil rights frontier.”

Who are the “transgendered”? “I’m a woman trapped in a man’s body” is the most common description of the transgender person’s experience. Underlying the notion is the belief that biology doesn’t determine gender. Sex refers to “man” or “woman,” the result of a chromosomal difference decreed by biology. Gender, on the other hand, Continue Reading

Catholic in America: When to judge, when to ‘judge not’?

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The Michigan Catholic

June 12, 2014

Al Kresta

Every few years television talk shows recycle past popular themes. One perennial favorite features prostitutes who, even after marrying their pimps, keep working the streets. “Why give up the income? It’s not cheating, it’s just a job. After all, he benefits too.”

Invariably, some audience member stands up to express moral dismay. Mr. and Mrs. PP gamely sneer, wag a bejeweled finger and quote Jesus, “Judge not that you be not judged.” Members of the audience clap and hoot. A surgeon in Great Britain amputates limbs Continue Reading

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