Kresta in the Afternoon – August 8, 2018 – Hour 2

+  The Theology of Food: Understanding the Eucharist

  • Description: Doctors like to say that “we are what we eat.” If we feed our body junk, we suffer the consequences. How does that apply to the Sacrificial meal of the Mass? Fr Leo Patalinghug joins us to discuss the theology of food and the Eucharist.
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    • Fr. Leo Patalinghug
      Fr Leo Patalinghug is the author of “Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Size History of Salvation.” He’s a priest, chef, TV host and founder of Grace Before Meals. He defeated celebrity chef Bobby Flay on Season 7 of the Food Network Throwdown.
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    • Grace Before Meals: Recipes and Inspiration for Family Meals and Family Life

      With just a few ingredients and a few hours of time, your kitchen can become the perfect setting not only for a delicious meal but for experiencing the greatest blessings in life.   In Grace Before Meals: Recipes and Inspiration for Family Meals and Family Life, Father Leo Patalinghug (yes, the same Father Leo who defeated Bobby Flay on Throwdown!) helps you make family meals a way of life. Combining more than 30 simple but delicious recipes related to personal milestones, family holidays, and faith observances, along with scriptural references and short essays offering wisdom on faith, values, and family togetherness, Father Leo shows that mealtime is the perfect setting for discussing the major issues all families face. In fact, research shows that frequent family dinners can reduce many risks facing children, including drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, depression, eating disorders, and poor academic performance. These are meals that nourish body and spirit. (learn more)

+  Christ's Willing Captive: A Journey from Lust to Christ (2 segments)

  • Description: Scott McDermott's faith journey started with Lust - which his father used in place of religion. This led him down a path to atheism and, in college, a gay lifestyle. He felt empty and turned to the writings of Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton and other Catholic offers. He shares his story today.
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    • Scott McDermott
      Scott McDermott is the author of "Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary." His story is told in the book From Atheism to Catholicism.
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    • From Atheism to Catholicism

      This collection of testimonies by nine former atheists who found new life in the Catholic Church is one of the most helpful tools for cultivating the faith ever crafted! Here you'll meet:

      • The atheistic Jew who sparked the conversion of a fellow atheist, and led him into the priesthood.
      • The Nietzsche-loving bodybuilder whose atheism was upended by St. Thomas Aquinas.
      • The hardened, anti-Catholic, neo-Nazi convict who shed his vices and became a celebrated Catholic author.
      • The commune-dwelling hippie socialist who is now a happy Catholic husband and father.
      • The once militant, gay atheist who is now "Christ's willing captive".
      And other prominent members of our Church who, in our generation, have escaped the swamp of atheistic relativism and embraced Holy Mother Church! Dramatic and thought-provoking, these intensely personal stories refute virtually every atheistic objection to God while explaining the arguments and events that eventually led them into the Catholic Church. Here you'll encounter proofs for the faith that will confirm your own faith and help you explain it to others, including to atheists. Read and learn:
      • The irrefutable testimony of conscience.
      • Proof that faith is not blind.
      • The facts that baffle evolutionists.
      • The overwhelming failures of materialism.
      • Proof that the Church herself is a miracle.
      • Why consideration of the Big Bang leads to the conversion of so many souls.
      • How both Mary and the male priesthood are not arguments against the Church, but evidence of her holiness.
      • How in all critical areas, the Catholic position is logical, historical, and definitive.
      • Plus scores of other arguments to pry even stubborn souls away from their atheism and show them the beauty of our Faith.
      Along the way, you will come to learn about proven convert-makers: Thomas Aquinas, Cardinal Newman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the beauty of religious art, the study of the Early Church, . . . and about proven convert-making habits: pious reading, one-on-one conversations, and, above all, prayer and Christian example (are you openly Christian?). These inspiring pages will bring believers gratitude to God for the faith He has given them, and will give them strong new tools to help them stand up proudly for it. Readers struggling with faith will gain new strength to persevere in their search for God, and will be armed with brief prayers to help them do so. Even hard-core atheists will be jarred out of their complacency. All will be moved by the honest drama of these good men and women who, despite many obstacles, chose to be faithful to the truth, and to follow it wherever it led them, even into the arms of the Church! (learn more)

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