Kresta in the Afternoon – December 19, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Mother Angelica: Catholic Person of the Year

  • Description: Our Sunday Visitor has recognized EWTN foundress Mother Angelica, who passed away on Easter Sunday, as one of its Catholics of the Year. EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw joins us.
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    • Michael Warsaw
      Michael Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of EWTN. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Board of Trustees of Catholic Distance University and the Board of Directors of the Catholic Leadership Conference. He is also a member of Legatus.

+  Vatican Updates Seminary Guidelines…Will it Change Anything?

  • Description: The Vatican has released a document called "The Gift of Priestly Vocation," which updates the Church's guidelines for priestly formation. The document reasserts that those who practice homosexuality or present deep-seated homosexual tendencies cannot be admitted to seminary. It also says that seminary education should include studies of climate change and other environmental factors. Most media coverage has focused on these two topics, but the document contains much more. We'll talk about it with Deacon James Keating.
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    • Deacon James Keating
      Deacon Keating is the Director of Theological Formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation. He leads the retreats for Seminary Faculty and Seminary Formators provided by IPF and is the director of IPF Publications. He's the author of The Heart of the Diaconate and other books. Visit
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+  When Snoopy Met Scrooge: A Christmas Revelation

  • Description: Fifty years ago, Charles Schultz agreed to create an animated Christmas special starring his beloved Peanuts characters. The program sponsors needed the entire story outline fashioned virtually overnight. Thomas Ford recreates the struggles Schultz went through and imagines a conversation between the cartoonist, his characters and the spirit of Charles Dickens. We'll talk with Thomas today.
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    • Thomas Ford
      Thomas is the author of "When Snoopy Met Scrooge: A Christmas Revelation." He has extensive education in Divinity Studies and has edited dissertations for Masters and Doctoral candidates in Theology. For the past 30 years he has taught religion to youth and adults. He has also established religious ed programs for children at churches of various denominations and has given apostolic lectures to non-Christians including Jewish and Islamic groups.
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