Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – November 7, 2013
Talking about the “things that matter most” on November 7
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95: Looking at his relationship with Catholics, Blessed John Paul II and his influence on American culture
Billy Graham, the famed evangelist and reverend turned 95 today. For decades, U.S. Presidents have sought spiritual council or spent time with the celebrate Reverend Billy Graham. To celebrate his lifelong career as a spiritual adviser to several presidents, his hundreds of crusades all across the world and his work as a Christian evangelist, more than 800 invited guests will celebrate with his tonight. The event willalso debut his video message titled “My Hope America.” The message is scheduled to air on numerous national networks including FOX News tonight. We talk with his biographer, Dr. William Martin.
4:40 – Of Course Euthanasia is About Mental Illness
It really is astounding how the media continue to assume that assisted suicide/euthanasia is only for the terminally ill. Here’s the latest example: Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphry was in Arizona advocating for assisted suicide for the mentally ill. Our guest, bioethicist Wesley Smith, says he is convinced that the grass roots of the assisted suicide movement are enthusiastically on board with the eventual spread of euthanasia to mentally ill people. He joins us.
5:00 – Vatican directs faithful not to host Medjugorje ‘seers’
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has instructed the Catholic faithful not to participate in events in which the “seers” of Medjugorje promise apparitions of the Virgin Mary. For years, the group of people who have reported visions of the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje have made public appearances in churches, announcing in advance that “apparitions” will take place. Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the prefect of the CDF, has called for an end to church sponsorships of these events. We address the Vatican statement with the Vice-President for Theology at EWTN,Colin Donovan.
5:40 – Kresta Comments