Kresta in the Afternoon – November 10, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Kresta Comments: Are We More than Our Bodies?

  • Description: Many scientists and philosophers say we’re nothing more than collections of atoms. When we die, our bodies rot and that’s the end of the story. But that doesn’t explain the intuition that we have a soul, or the phenomena of near death experiences. Al has some thoughts.
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    • The Immortal in You: How Human Nature Is More Than Science Can Say

      Many scientists and philosophers believe that you are no more than a machine. By their account there is no afterlife and you are no better than any other kind of animal. The existence of mankind, according to such thinkers, is purely the outcome of chance events. There never was any tendency, natural or supernatural, to produce life and the human mind. The universe is hostile or indifferent toward you, and you occupy no special place within it. At the heart of this story of mankind lies not science but a rarely expressed philosophical assumption that modern science, at least in principle, tells all there is to know about you and the world. With his unique blend of cogency, clarity, and charm, philosopher Michael Augros hauls that assumption out into the light and demolishes it. The Immortal in You demonstrates how an astute use of common sense and a study of common human experience reveal that there is more to you--much more--than science could possibly say. From the author of Who Designed the Designer?, this modern response to the ancient exhortation "Know thyself" delivers a wealth of fresh, powerful, and uplifting ideas about what it is to be human, which will engage thoughtful readers regardless of their beliefs. (learn more)

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+  The Four Last Things: Understanding the Church's Most Crucial Teachings (2 segments)

  • Description: Each of us face Death and Judgment and, ultimately, either Heaven or Hell. God has called us not to His wrath, but to Salvation. Fr Wade Menezes joins us with a look at these Four Last things, which are essential to our pursuit of Salvation.
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    • Fr. Wade Menezes
      Fr. Wade Menezes is the author of The Four Last Things: A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. He's Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching congregation based in Kentucky. He has aslo served as Chaplain-in-Residence at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Visit fathersofmercy.com
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    • The Four Last Things: A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

      Few things in this earthly life are absolutely certain, but the most undebatable of these is death. Every person, even the atheist, will admit that death is certain. Death, however, is not the last event in this life of ours. Immediately after death, we shall be judged and then again on the Day of Judgment when all humanity will know us for what we are. Too often the reality of Heaven and salvation are highlighted at the expense of the Church's teachings on Death, Judgment, Purgatory, and Hell. Yet, these important doctrines of the Church hold the truths of salvation truths that can lead us to Heaven or can pull us away from it. In these pages, Fr. Wade Menezes, EWTN television host and Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy, shows us that God has not called us to His wrath, but to salvation. He shows us that Heaven and Hell, salvation and damnation, eternal life and eternal punishment are all complementary doctrines. They need each other to be complete and we must understand the Church's teachings on all of these doctrines in order to have a balanced view of the world. Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. Read this book, and you'll have a firm grasp of one of the most important doctrines of Holy Mother Church that holds the truths of Heaven and our own salvation. (learn more)

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