Kresta in the Afternoon – January 4, 2019 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest host today is Gary Michuta.

+  St. Elizabeth Seton and the Role of Homeschooling

  • Description: Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born citizen of the United States to be made a saint. Elizabeth is known for establishing the first Catholic girls’ school in the US and also founded the first American congregation of sisters. St. Elizabeth also plays an important role in Catholic homeschooling. Maureen Wittman joins us with more.
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    • Maureen Wittman
      Maureen Wittmann is co-editor and contributing author of A Catholic Homeschool Treasury and The Catholic Homeschool Companion. Visit her at
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+  A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church (2 segments)

  • Description: Dr. David Anders grew up in an Evangelical Protestant home with a family who instilled in him a deep respect for Scripture and a desire for spreading the Gospel. As an adult, his pursuit of Christian history led him to the last place he expected- the Catholic Church. Dave joins us.
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    • Dr. David Anders
      Dr. David Anders is a host of the popular radio and television program, Called to Communion, aired on EWTN Global Catholic Network. A former Calvinist, he is now a Catholic catechist, speaker, and writer living in Birmingham, AL. He and his wife, Jill, have been married 25 years and have five wonderful children and three dogs. He is the author of The Catholic Church Saved my Marriage.
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    • The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony

      The Catholic Church saved my marriage and, quite possibly, my life." So begins David Anders in this remarkably forthright book. In it, David reports that by the early 2000s, his marriage was so painful that he and his wife had just one thing in common: contempt for each other. Today, he and his wife are extremely happy together not because of marriage therapy, but because they came to know and fully embraced the Catholic Church s teachings on marriage. Many people who encounter the Church s teachings are shocked by their rigor. Yet the Church offers much more than rules about sexual restraint; she offers a way to make marriage into something supernatural, even mystical. Here Dr. Anders shares his personal discovery and offers a robust defense of the Church s teaching on marriage even the most controversial topics of divorce, remarriage, gay marriage, and contraception. With the Church s teachings and the writings of the saints as his guide, he also offers practical, time-tested ways to live in peace despite an unhappy marriage, the value of suffering, and ways to overcome reluctance to forgive grave offenses. In a culture that breaks apart marriages and undermines human dignity, Dr. David Anders offers a hope-filled alternative for those who live moral and spiritual lives in union with Christ and His Church. (learn more)

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