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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— September 18, 2014

Talking about the “things that matter most” on September 18


4:00 – Cardinal Dolan Speaks


Timothy Cardinal Dolan has released an official response to the ongoing controversy surrounding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and his decision to serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Al comments on the Cardinal’s statement.


4:20 –  Is Scotland Going the Way of William Wallace? A Catholic View


Today the people of Scotland are voting on whether or not they should break away from the United Kingdom and declare themselves an independent nation.  Joseph Pearce, a prominent Catholic biographer and native of England, joins us to discuss what the result will mean for Catholics. 


4:40 – Challenging the Just War Theory


Is there really such thing as a “Just war?” Jesus said to love your enemies and that “those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.” For the first 300 years of Christianity it was unthinkable for a follower of Christ to kill another human.  How does this relate to the current struggles in Gaza and Iraq? Tony Magliano joins us with his insights.


5:00 – Cardinal Dolan Speaks


5:20 –Regensburg Vindicated: Is Benedict XVI a Prophet?


It has been eight years since Pope Emeritus Benedict’s lecture in Regensburg, Germany. During the lecture, the pope quoted a 14th-century scholar who said,  “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” The speech was widely condemned throughout the Muslim world. The mainstream media criticized Benedict for his “gaffe.” As ISIS ravages Syria and Iraq, is it safe to say Benedict has been vindicated? Robert Reilly offers his take.



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