Kresta in the Afternoon – January 18, 2017 – Hour 2

+  If You Don't Get Religion, You Can't Get America

  • Description: The secular media’s coverage of Donald Trump and his supporters has made it abundantly clear that most reporters don’t understand religion, and an executive editor from the New York Times admitted to it late last year. As David French points out, if you don’t get religion you don’t get America. What are the "original sins" of religious reporting that the media frequently commits? How does it affect the way they understand and present the news? We'll talk with David.
  • Segment Guests:
    • David French
      David French is a staff writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and an attorney specializing in the law of armed conflict. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the author of several books, including Rise of Isis: A Threat we can't Ignore. Visit
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+  The Seminary and Western Culture (2 segments)

  • Description: Cardinal Francis George once said, "The fault line of our culture is that we have been willing to sacrifice objective truth in order to save subjective freedom." What is the Catholic understanding of Culture? In what ways is it applied to seminary formation? How is the Church helping its next generation of priests to both engage the culture and be healed of its corrosive effects? Deacon James Keating joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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