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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 24th, 2015

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 24, 2015

4:00 – Kresta Comments

In this special hour-long commentary, Al gives his thoughts on a variety of questions and topics. Are secularists a societal liability? Would politicians hire a campaign manager who supported their opponent? Are Christians to blame for the war on Christianity? How does the LA Times decide the news? Is there too much prayer in politics? We’ll also look into yet another report of ISIS violence, this time concerning the kidnapping of dozens of Syrian Christians.

 5:00 – Kresta Comments: And So it Begins: The Aftereffect of 50 Shades 

We won’t say we told you so. A 19-year-old student at the University of Illinois-Chicago accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate says he was reenacting 50 Shades of Grey. According to police reports, Mohammad Hossain went to his dorm with an unnamed 19-year old woman. He removed her clothes down to her underwear, bound her hands and legs, put a cap over her eyes and stuffed a necktie into her mouth. He began to strike her with a belt and she pleaded for him to stop. The woman worked her hands free and Hossain held her arms back and sexually assaulted her. Hossain later said on Facebook that he was “finally satisfied.” Al has some comments.

5:20 – Born into a Battle: Pope Francis and Spiritual Warfare 

Pope Francis has reaffirmed the reality of spiritual warfare throughout his papacy. In order to win the battle against temptation, we must know who our enemy is and how he operates. Once this is understood we can develop tools and strategies for fighting him. Paul Thigpen, author of the Manual for Spiritual Warfare, joins us.

5:40 – Discussing Current Church Events with Archbishop Vigneron

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit is with us to discuss a variety of contemporary Church topics. We’ll talk about the ongoing plight of Christians in the Middle East, the success of the March for Life and Pope Francis’ Year for Marriage

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