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“Kresta in the Afternoon”—July 29, 2014

Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 29, 2014


4:00 – Birth Choice: Providing Help to Unwed Mothers

When Kathleen Eaton became a single mother in 1980, she felt she had no way out. She couldn’t find any clinic in her area that offered an alternative to abortion, and felt she had no choice. She founded Birth Choice to help other women avoid the pain she experienced from her abortion. Birth Choice offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, referrals and other services free of charge to women faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Kathleen is here to tell her story and talk about Birth Choice’s mission and future.


4:40 – Institute of Catholic Culture

Several years ago, Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo was just one more of millions of “fallen away” Catholics and had no idea of God’s plans for him. He has since dedicated his life to making sure others don’t take lightly of God’s gift of eternal life. In order to restore the Catholic Church to her former glory, we must begin by educating the faithful in the Church’s great inherited tradition and we must once again reach out an evangelical hand to those outside the Catholic Church. Deacon Carnazzo joins us.


5:00 – The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade

Yesterday, July 28, marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. “The Great and Holy War” offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the war. Historian Philip Jenkins reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century. Phillip joins us.


5:40 – The Catholic Church and Ukraine

The current tensions in Ukraine are rooted in the Euromaidan movement, which wants Ukraine to join the European Union and sever its ties with Russia. Ukrainian bishop Borys Gudziak has witnessed the escalating violence firsthand and has also witnessed the growth of the Church in Ukraine, even during the days of Soviet oppression. He joins us. 

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