Kresta in the Afternoon – March 15, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: The Distinctiveness of Christianity

+  Tom Monaghan: Celebrating 80 Years of Catholic Philanthropy (2 segments)

  • Description: Tom Monaghan is known for many different things. He founded Dominos Pizza in1960. He owned the Detroit Tigers for nine years, including their World Series championship in 1984. He also helped establish the Thomas More Law Center, Legatus, Ave Maria School of Law, the Spiritus Sanctus Academies and of course Ave Maria Communications. This month he’ll celebrate his 80th birthday and today he joins us to look back on his years of service to the Church.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Tom Monaghan
      Tom Monaghan is the founder and chairman of Legatus and the former owner of the Detroit Tigers. He also founded Dominos Pizza, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria Communications and many other Catholic organizations.
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Monaghan: A Life (Soft Cover)

      Pizza mogul, sports owner, billionaire, devout Catholic, university founder, philanthropist. These are just a few of the many words that describe Tom Monaghan. The man who built Domino s Pizza into an empire, owned the Detroit Tigers, built a Catholic college, then moved it halfway across the country and turned it into a university surrounded by a growing city...is all of those things and more. Much more as both his admirers and detractors would say. In short, like all humans, he is complex. But at his core is an unwavering Catholicism that has strengthened him amidst adversity and grounded him amidst prosperity. In this volume, Joseph Pearce, the preeminent Catholic biographer of our time, traces Monaghan s life story from the gutter to the stars and, with his own deep knowledge of and devotion to Catholicism, is able to tell it in such a way that the reader will realize and appreciate that, despite missteps along the way, the subject is a man whose greatest desire is not to be among the stars, but rather among the saints in heaven at the end of his earthly pilgrimage. And that, ultimately, should be the desire of us all, flawed as we all are. The life of Tom Monaghan is an inspiring story of success in the face of what, for many, may have been insurmountable odds, of determination to succeed when it would have been easy to quit, and of a childhood faith rediscovered that changed his life and the lives of so many others. (learn more)

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