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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 20, 2021 – Hour 2

Why do some deeply committed Christians decide not to come into full communion with the Church? Also, Fr. Dave Pivonka examines true fulfillment in Christ.

Kresta Comments: Why Some Choose not to Join the Church

There are many Protestant writers, such as CS Lewis, NT Wright, and Lee Strobel, whose writings have enriched the lives of Catholics for years. But it does beg the question – what keeps people of such profound Christian faith from coming into full communion with the Catholic Church? Al discusses.

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Metanoia – True Fulfillment in Christ

Early in Mark’s Gospel Jesus calls us to repent – or, in the Greek, Metanoia. But the word “repent” doesn’t capture the full meaning of Metanoia – because it isn’t a one-time event. It’s an ongoing process that takes our entire lives to complete. We’ll talk about living Metanoia in our daily lives with Fr. Dave Pivonka.

Fr. Dave Pivonka is the author of Living Metanoia: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in Christ. He’s the president of Franciscan University of Steubenville and has been a spiritual director and retreat leader for more than 30 years. He also created a 10-part video series on Metanoia, which can be viewed at his website

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