“Kresta in the Afternoon”—July 25, 2014—Hour 2

+  Israeli Invasion of Hamas

  • Description: Israel invaded the Gaza strip last week after several days of rocket attacks from both areas. The US has criticized Israeli forces for not protecting innocent civilians but also acknowledges Israel’s right to defend itself. The Federal Aviation Authority temporarily banned all US flights to Israel. What’s really happening in that region? Why did Israel invade? Is there a “right” or “wrong” side in the fight? Steve Ray, a veteran tour guide and historian of the Holy Land, joins us with his insight.
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    • Steve Ray
      Along with his wife Janet, Steve is the writer, producer and host of the Footprints of God video series. Steve is the author of five books, of which three are best selling books with Ignatius Press. Steve also speaks around the world and is a guest on many radio and television programs.
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+  Border Crisis: A Catholic’s Responsibility

  • Description: Elizabeth Yore, who has served in several different positions devoted to promoting child safety and welfare, joins us to discuss the border crisis in the southwest and what Catholics should do about it.
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    • Elizabeth Yore
      Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc, acted as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate, General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

+  Image and Reality: Finding the Real God in an Unreal World

  • Description: Our culture saturates us with images and ideas that create a false reality—one that gives us impossible expectations. We expect to succeed without giving any effort, to be constantly entertained and to remain healthy without watching our diet. Clothing models set a standard, especially for women, that is impossible to match in real life. How is this false reality created? How can we find the real God in an unreal world? Teresa Tomeo joins us to discuss these questions and the upcoming Image and Realty conference.
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