Kresta in the Afternoon – December 11, 2019 – Hour 2

+  "Exactly as you are" The Christian Love of Mr Rogers (2 segments)

  • Description: Mr. Rogers is well known for his song "I Like You as you are." Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. We take a closer look at his spirituality with Shea Tuttle.
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    • Shea Tuttle
      Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers and the co-editor of Can I Get a Witness: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. She holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Shea lives in Virginia with her family.
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    • Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers

      Welcome to the spiritual neighborhood of Fred Rogers “I like you as you are Exactly and precisely I think you turned out nicely And I like you as you are.” Fred Rogers fiercely believed that all people deserve love. This conviction wasn’t simply sentimental: it came directly from his Christian faith. God, he insisted, loves us just the way we are. In Exactly as You Are, Shea Tuttle looks at Fred Rogers’s life, the people and places that made him who he was, and his work through Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She pays particular attention to his faith—because Fred Rogers was a deeply spiritual person, ordained by his church with a one-of-a-kind charge: to minister to children and families through television. Tuttle explores this kind, influential, sometimes surprising man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be. Throughout, Tuttle shows how he was guided by his core belief: that God loves children, and everyone else, exactly as they are. (learn more)

+  Catholic Nurses Weigh in on "Death with Dignity"

  • Description: We spoke recently with Dr Ashley Fernandes after the Ohio Nurses Association, a union with 11,000 members, recently endorsed legalizing assisted suicide and committed itself to "educating the public about medical aid in dying, supporting legislation to protect the rights of dying patients to control the circumstances of their death and providing resources to nurses about the nurse's role in caring for patients requesting medical aid in dying." Janet Munday of the Association of Catholic Nurses joins us with a look at how Catholic nurses can help a person prepare for the end of life.
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    • Janet Munday
      Janet C. Munday, BSN, RN, serves as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. Visit nacn-usa.org . The hotline for the National Catholic Bioethics Center is 215-877-2660.
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