Kresta in the Afternoon – April 3, 2017, Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup: When Christian Virtue is Reviled

+  Forming Disciples of Christ through Education in Virtue

  • Description: The purpose of Catholic schools is to form intentional disciples of Christ. The Education in Virtue curriculum aims to do that by providing a consistent structure for youth to learn about the virtues. It's a response to the call for the New Evangelization, firmly conveying the reality that happiness is found in a life of holiness. It's been adapted into a television series premiering this week on EWTN. We'll talk about it with Sr. John Dominic and James Kresta.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Sr. John Dominic
      Sr John Dominic is a co-founder of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and the Principal of Spiritus Sanctus Academy.
      • James Kresta
        James is Al Kresta's son. He was educated at Spiritus Sanctus Academy, where Sister John Dominic was his principal, and later taught there. He's now raising his own kids using the principles of the Education in Virtue program.

    +  An Ignatiun Journey through the Stations of the Cross

    • Description: For centuries Christians have wondered why God allows suffering and how they should respond to suffering in their own lives. The answer can be found by looking closely at Christ's Passion. As we continue our Lenten journey, Gary Jansen takes us on a step-by-step tour of the Way of the Cross. By pondering on Jesus' response to his own suffering, we are challenged to react similarly in our lives. Gary joins us.
    • Segment Guests:
      • Gary Jansen
        Gary Jansen is senior editor of religion and spirituality at the Crown Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. He is the author of The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved and the bestselling memoir, Holy Ghosts. He has appeared on A&E, the Sundance Channel, the Travel Channel, Coast to Coast AM, CNN.com and NPR. His writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, and USA Today.
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      • Station to Station: An Ignatian Journey through the Stations of the Cross

        “As Jansen walks with us from station to station, he points us from pain toward love and hope, toward strength and endurance, toward transformation.” —Jessica Mesman Griffith, from the introduction.

        Throughout the centuries, Christians have asked, “Why is there suffering?” or, on a more personal level, “Why am I suffering?” Answers abound, but none are likely to suffice or satisfy. A far more helpful question might be, “How should I respond to suffering?” And the answer to that question, believes Gary Jansen, can be found by looking closely at the Passion of Jesus.

        In Station to Station, Jansen uses the scriptural Way of the Cross to focus our minds and hearts on Jesus’ anguish and death. Walking through each station, we see the unique ways in which Jesus responded to suffering, and we are challenged to react similarly in our own struggles. Furthermore, through various Ignatian exercises, Jansen encourages us to imaginatively pray our way through the stations and to gradually respond more as Jesus would when we are weighed down by life’s burdens.

        Whether you are bearing your own cross or helping someone else carry theirs, Station to Station will show you how Christ’s character in the midst of suffering can, with time and prayer, become your character too.

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