Kresta in the Afternoon – December 18, 2018 – Hour 1

  • Description: 2018 Countdown Day 2

+  2018 Countdown #33: Kresta Comments: Why does Academia Continue to Overlook Christian Influence?

  • Description: A recent PBS documentary about World War 1 almost entirely ignored the role the Church played in speaking out against the conflict. It's becoming a trend; academics downplay or outright ignore the role of the Church in history. Al has some thoughts.
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+  2018 Countdown #32: What is God asking of Me? (2 segments)

  • Description: Most of us won’t have our vocation revealed to us in a manner as dramatic as Mary’s visit from the Angel Gabriel. Discerning God’s Will is not a one-time event. It’s a dynamic, ongoing process and it can be intimidating when you first start out. Fr. Albert Haase joins us with concise, practical advice for discernment.
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    • Fr. Albert Haase
      Fr. Albert Haase entered the Franciscan Order in 1976 and was ordained a priest in 1983. He received his PhD in Historical Theology in 1990 and is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor. He is the author of several books including Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God's Will in your Life. Visit
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    • Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God’s Will in Your Life

      The process of discerning God’s will is one of the most important Christian practices for any contemporary disciple, and it is ongoing and ever-changing. In Saying Yes, Albert Haase, OFM, scholar of Christian spirituality and spiritual mentor to hundreds of people, emphasizes the importance of listening to your life in discerning God’s will—your ordinary life is a megaphone through which God talks to you and the world. Haase. This book offers:

      • ten attitudes for discernment
      • techniques for living a discerning and reflective lifestyle
      • ways you might be sabotaging the grace of God in your life
      • the designs of the devil, something no other book on discernment addresses
      • how to know if a person is wrestling with God
      Saying Yes is a timeless, practical handbook for knowing God’s will. It’s filled with real life examples, reflection questions, and prayers for discernment from historic spiritual figures. A DVD with six 30-minute presentations (sold separately) completes the package for an excellent 6-week adult faith formation study group. Albert Haase, OFM, offers clear, practical spiritual advice in every book. Saying Yes is concise and written without jargon or technical language; it offers real life examples and reflection questions, making the process of discernment accessible. (learn more)

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