Kresta in the Afternoon – June 20, 2018 – Hour 1

  • Description: Live from Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

+  Understanding Pope Francis

  • Description: Much of the difficulty in interpreting Pope Francis’ papacy comes from his style – his conversational, freewheeling approach is very different from the academic styles of Benedict XVI and Saint John Paul II. Fr. Roger Landry joins us with some thoughts on how we should understand this approach.
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    • Fr. Roger Landry
      Fr Roger Landry works for the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations in New York. He writes for many Catholic publications and is the author of Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God.
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    • Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God

      There is no better time to change your life than to change it right now, says Father Roger J. Landry, and Plan of Life is the guide you'll need. Landry discusses how people form habits, and how in particular you can form holy habits, habits that will bring you closer to Jesus. It represents a "treasure chest" of practices to help you grow happier, holier, and closer to God every day. Using passages and descriptions from the Bible, Landry first introduces you to the Holy Spirit, who will be your guide and companion throughout the book. He then introduces ways that this book will jumpstart your life through the six pillars of holiness training advocated by Saint John Paul II: grace, prayer, Sunday Mass, Confession, listening to the Word of God, and proclaiming that Word. This book is meant for teens to older adults of all educational levels who aspire to spiritual growth; it's also a great aid for parents and grandparents who need help in teaching children and young people how to grow in God. There are many Catholics who are not familiar with having a plan of life that includes these basic elements. Many Catholics would like to grow spiritually, but don't know where to start and welcome this kind of practical, doable approach: this is what they've been looking for! (learn more)

+  The Thought of Leo XIII (2 segments)

  • Description: Leo XIII is considered the father of modern Catholic social teaching. Yet Leo’s influence was much greater. After the loss of the Papal States, Leo re-oriented the papacy toward an evangelical engagement with the world. His work on the social order emphasized the Christian disciple’s role in “ruling” the temporal spheres entrusted to him. In a time when secular liberal states are infected with totalitarian impulses, Leo’s vision is very timely. We talk with Dr. Dan Frascella.
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    • Dr. Daniel Frascella
      Dr Dan Frascella serves as director of adult faith formation for the Archdiocese of New York and is adjunct professor of Church History at St Josephs Seminary in Yonkers. His studies focus on the historical development of Catholic Social teaching.
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