Kresta in the Afternoon – December 7, 2018 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest host today is Gary Michuta.

+  Teaching with Authority (2 segments)

  • Description: Where does the Church’s teaching authority come from? How do we weigh dogmas versus practices, doctrines versus disciplines, conciliar declarations versus papal interviews? How do we sort through the many kinds of ecclesial documents and determine their relative authority and relevance? We talk with Jimmy Akin.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Jimmy Akin
      Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 1992. His conversion story,A Triumph and a Tragedy,is published in the book Surprised By Truth. Akin is a Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a member on the Catholic Answers Speakers Bureau, a weekly guest on the global radio program, Catholic Answers Live, a contributing editor for Catholic Answers Magazine, and the author of numerous books including The Salvation Controversy, The Fathers Know Best,The Drama of Salvation, and A Daily Defense. His personal blog is jimmyakin.org.
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    • Teaching with Authority: How to Cut Through Doctrinal Confusion & Understand What the Church Really Says

      Teaching with Authority is a unique, valuable, and long-overdue resource for all Catholics as well as those inquiring about the Faith. It will help deepen your understanding of what the Church teaches by showing you (maybe for the first time) how and why and where it does. Not another catechism or Catholicism for beginners book, Teaching with Authority isn t about understanding specific teachings of the Faith (even the complicated and misunderstood ones) but rather about understanding Catholic teaching itself. Where does the Church s teaching authority come from? How do we weigh dogmas versus practices, doctrines versus disciplines, conciliar declarations versus papal interviews? How do we sort through the many kinds of ecclesial documents and determine their relative authority and relevance? And, in an age when accusations of heresy fly regularly across social media, with competing sides eager to paint the other as unfaithful to Catholic tradition or to the current pope, Jimmy also tackles the issues of incredulity, apostasy, and schism showing you how to recognize different forms of dissent and respond to them fittingly. (learn more)

+  Faithful Laity in times of Bad Shepherds

  • Description: News of scandal and corruption in the Church is causing some Catholics to abandon their faith. But corruption has been a problem since the days of the Apostles, when Judas had his hand in the till. And throughout history we have seen the faithful laity rising up to defend the Church they love. Rod Bennet joins us with more.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Rod Bennet
      Rod Bennett was the editor of Wonder Magazine. His writings have appeared in other national publications as well, ranging from Rutherford and Gadfly to Catholic Exchange and Our Sunday Visitor. His first book, "Four Witnesses; The Early Church in Her Own Words," is a best seller from Ignatius Press. His first novel, "The Christus Eperiment" was published in November 2012.
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