Kresta in the Afternoon – August 11, 2017 – Hour 2

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+  Pastor Hilary? Not as Crazy as You May Think

  • Description: Hillary Clinton has reportedly told her longtime spiritual advisor Bill Shilady that she wants to preach. It's not a new idea for her; in 1994 she told Ken Woodward that she thought all the time about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. Despite her liberal views on religious liberty, abortion and sexuality Clinton's faith plays a big role in her life and she is well-grounded in her own Christian traditions. We'll talk about it with Paul Kengor.
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    • Paul Kengor
      Paul Kengor is the Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College. He's the author of many books, most recently A Pope and a President, as well as God and Hillary Clinton. He's a frequent public speaker and contributor to TV and radio news. Visit
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    • Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama

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+  The Church’s Influence during the Race Riots

  • Description: 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of many things, including the “Summer of Love,” the Monterrey Pop Festival that skyrocketed Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to international fame ace riots in Detroit and other cities and the Land o’ Lakes Conference. 1967 also saw race riots break out in several major cities, including Detroit. Kathy Schiffer joins us to talk about how the Catholic Church responded to these riots.
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    • Kathy Schiffer
      Kathy Schiffer is a Catholic blogger. In addition to her blog Seasons of Grace, her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Zenit, the Michigan Catholic, Legatus Magazine, and other Catholic publications. She’s worked for Catholic and other Christian ministries since 1988, as radio producer, director of special events and media relations coordinator. Visit
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