Kresta in the Afternoon – April 6, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Living the Faith in a Post-Christian World (2 segments)

  • Description: America today is different in kind, not just degree, from what it once was. We're living in a post-Christian world and once we accept that we can begin planning our next step. Archbishop Charles Chaput joins us with a guide to living the Catholic faith vigorously, and even with hope, in this post-Christian wasteland.
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    • Archbishop Charles Chaput
      Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., was named archbishop of Philadelphia in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, he was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States and is the first Native American archbishop. Chaput is the author of Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics and Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life―as well as numerous articles and public talks.
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    • Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

      A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians―and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community. (learn more)

+  Where Angels Walk: True Stories of Heavenly Visitors

  • Description: Last week we listened to several Catholics share their "Moments of Grace," the stories from their lives where they had personal encounters with God. In a similar vein, many people have had personal encounters with God's angelic messengers. When many people think of angels, they picture the chubby cherubs synonymous with Valentine’s Day, but their reality is something far greater. Joan Anderson, the Angel Lady, joins us with stories of encounters with angels.
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    • Joan Anderson
      Joan Anderson has been writing about angels since 1992 and is the author of eight books on the subject. She has been a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows.
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    • Where Angels Walk (25th Anniversary Edition): True Stories of Heavenly Visitors

      We don't hear much about angels nowadays. When we do, they have often been secularized or commercialized. Instead of ministering angels who reveal God’s love and mercy, we hear about “angel investors” or we gobble up foil-wrapped chocolate angels at Christmas. But Joan Wester Anderson trusts that angels still walk among us. On mountain slopes, on desolate rural highways, in airplane cockpits—these are just a few of the many places where ordinary people have felt the very real presence and power of God’s angels at work in their lives. In this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of her New York Times best-selling book Where Angels Walk, Joan Wester Anderson (the “Angel Lady”) offers dozens of reasons—stories, actually—for us to reconsider our rather limited view of angels. In addition to the original collection of angelic encounters, several new stories have been included. Anderson, who holds traditional Christian beliefs about angels, was careful to select only those stories that had a ring of truth to them. But are they true? Do heavenly visitors really walk among us? Open this book—along with your heart—before you decide. (learn more)

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