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Girl Scouts, Abortion and Planned Parenthood (Audio)

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Kresta Commentary

January 27, 2012

By Al Kresta

Is it time for Catholic families to leave the Girl Scouts? Should Catholics be concerned about the close ties between the Girl Scouts, abortion and Planned Parenthood?  Al Kresta says “yes”. Continue Reading

Bishops Behaving Boldly (Audio)

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Kresta Commentary

December 19, 2011

By Al Kresta

It seems as though Catholic Bishops are under attack in the last few years. Just in the last week, CBS news and an op-ed by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend as well as the recent “American Catholic Council” Conference, attack the Bishops as backward looking, overly-conservative rigid old men who can’t embrace the future. We also have those on the “far right” of Catholicism who constantly point out the worst in the Bishops and lump them all together as a group of liberal, gay-loving progressives who all-in-all are Continue Reading

Al Kresta at the Culture of Life Conference

October 8, 2011

Al Kresta was the Keynote Speaker at the 1st Annual Aquinas College Culture of Life Conference held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Al’s talk was entitled, The Civilization of Love.

Imitate Christ or Imitate the Blacksheepdog

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Kresta Commentary

June 22, 2011

By Al Kresta

John Corapi has been one of the most effective communicators of what some have been calling “dynamic orthodoxy”. It’s really just basic Catholicism. But the truth has power and many people have been built up by Fr. Corapi preaching that truth. Others have returned to full communion with the Church, still others have come to know Christ for the first time.

So three months ago when a former employee alleged that he had behaved in a manner contrary to his priestly calling and his religious association removed him from active public ministry, dynamically orthodox Catholics grew dismayed. He may Continue Reading

Do You Know the Mind of Christ on Immigration?

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Kresta Commentary

May 14, 2010

By Al Kresta

Christians are disciples of Christ. The word “disciple” means literally, “learner” i.e., a follower, pupil, or adherent of a teacher or religious leader. Claiming to be a disciple when you think you’ve got nothing more to learn is just plain dumb and shows you’ve got a lot to learn. Scripture teaches that when a disciple is fully trained he will be like his Teacher. Catholic disciples, i.e., learners, are followers of Christ who teaches them through His Body, the Church. So what has Christ taught on immigration? Do you know the mind of Christ on immigration?

I think the first response might be “Can I even know the mind of Christ on Continue Reading

The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse

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Kresta Commentary

April 20, 2010

By Al Kresta

Part One: Why 64% of Americans Believe Catholic Priests are Perverts.

A new round of reporting on Catholic clergy sexual abuse in Europe has generated a new climate of revulsion toward the Catholic Church. In spite of, I suppose some would say, because of, all the media attention, however, the public has a grossly distorted picture of clergy sexual misconduct. No one denies that great evil has been done by the likes of John Geoghan, Paul Shanley, John Birmingham, and Marciel Maciel Dellgado and a thousand others. Not to mention the shocking neglect of authorities like now Bishop John B. McCormack Continue Reading

Is Your Political Hangover Keeping You From or Driving You to Christ?

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Kresta Commentary

March 25, 2010

By AL Kresta

A Big Political Moment in History

After being introduced, President Obama steps towards VP emcee Joe Biden who, not realizing that the microphone was still hot, whispers to President Obama, “This is a big F***g deal!.

It is. Mark Steyn, writing before the health care vote, lets us know just how big and what’s at stake in the age of Obamacare.

“Sometimes you do live to see it. In my book America Alone, I point out Continue Reading

Michael Jackson: In Whose Image?

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Kresta Commentary

July 3, 2009

By Al Kresta

Somewhere in his unusual and brief life, Michael Jackson, a man made in the image and likeness of God, determined he would become a commodity: The Man Who Wasn’t There according to the New Republic’s John McWhorter. John’s column wasn’t harsh. It was, rather, an exercise in respectful perplexity. McWhorter was simply recognizing the product Jackson’s parents intended him to be rather than the person God created Michael to be.

Lest any doubt remain about Michael’s status as a commercial property, let his father lay claim. When a CNN reporter asked his father, Joe, shortly after Michael’s death, “How Continue Reading

Leading Abortionist Murdered

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Kresta Commentary

May 31, 2009

By Al Kresta

Years ago, I debated the defrocked and excommunicated Presbyterian pastor Paul Hill (1954-2003) over the question of whether or not killing abortionists was justifiable homicide. In short, I argued “Absolutely not.” He argued that he was obligated to protect the unborn by killing their murderers and thus preventing further abortions.

Paul Hill wasn’t insane or even “mean.” Rather he was in the grip of an abbreviated logic. He reasoned that since abortionists kill children then by killing abortionists Continue Reading

Neither Angels nor Demons

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Kresta Commentary

May 12, 2009

By Al Kresta

Last week I screened Ron Howard’s film version of Dan (Da Vinci Code) Brown’s Angels and Demons. The movie won’t turn you into either. But it will lay another dirty veneer over the popular media portrait of a corrupt Catholic Church menacing human progress and obstructing scientific discovery.

This is the only issue I’ll deal with in this column. I am not writing a movie review. Nor am I denying the film’s wealth of talent and fine production values. I am also ignoring the Continue Reading

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