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“Kresta in the Afternoon”—August 8, 2014

Talking about the “things that matter most” on August 8


Guest host Elizabeth Ficocelli


4:00 – Celebrating the Feast of St. Dominic


Mother Assumpta Long, founder of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist joins us today on the feast of St. Dominic.


4:20 – ISIS and the persecution of Christians


Every day we are hearing new reports of the atrocities committed by the terrorist group known as ISIS. They have expelled Christians from cities throughout northern Iraq and are killing those who refuse to convert to Islam. Reports have recently surfaced that they are beheading children. Vanessa Denha Garmo joins us to talk about the horrific persecution being suffered by Christians and other groups at the hands of ISIS.


4:40 – Update on the new HHS opt-out

Erin Mersino of the Thomas More Law Center is with us to discuss the latest news regarding new opt-out options in the HHS contraception mandate.


5:00 – Celebrating Mary in the month of August


The most well-known Marian feast day in August is the Feast of the Assumption. However, there are several other Marian feast days this month. Marge Fenelon is here to talk about the many Marian feast days this month and what they mean to the Catholic Church. 


5:20 – Violence in the Middle East: What does it mean?

Violence in the Middle East has been increasing for several weeks. ISIS is committing unimaginable acts of persecution against Christians and other groups. Israel recently pulled most of its troops out of Gaza after a month long invasion and the two have been exchanging missile fire for weeks. Several ceasefires between Israel and Hamas have done little to establish peace. What does all this violence mean for Christians? How does it impact us and our Jewish brethren? Steve Ray, renowned guide and historian of the Middle East, joins the show to discuss. 

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