Kresta in the Afternoon – March 6, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Unplanned: Rated "R" for "Recommended"

  • Description: The film Unplanned, based on the dramatic conversion of Abby Johnson, was recently given an R rating. The MPAA told the filmmakers that it would only change the rating if they removed the abortion scenes from the film. We're now looking at a reality where a teenage girl can obtain an abortion without her parents' knowledge, but she can't see a movie about it. We talk more with Abby.
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+  Praying the Ave Maria with Pope Francis

  • Description: Pope Francis has noted that “In the beginning of the re-creation of the world, there is a dialogue between God and a single woman.” That woman is, of course, the Blessed Mother. Pope Francis has published a new reflection on the Ave Maria and we take a look with Gary Jansen.
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    • Gary Jansen
      Gary Jansen is the director of Image Books and a senior editor at Penguin Random House where he has edited and published books by New York Times bestselling authors Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Bishop Barron and Scott Hahn. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Holy Ghosts: Or, How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night. Visit
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+  Take your faith beyond Sunday this Lent

  • Description: Lent is upon us and it's a perfect opportunity to recommit ourselves to Christ. Teresa Tomeo joins us to discuss taking your faith Beyond (Easter) Sunday.
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    • Teresa Tomeo
      Teresa Tomeo is the host of Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio and also spent 20 years as a reporter and anchor in Detroit news media. She is a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor and the author of several books, including Beyond Sunday. Teresa is also the host of The Catholic View for Women on EWTN. Visit
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    • Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic

      Ready to go Beyond Sunday? Countless Catholics settle for a faith that doesn't go farther than the Sunday Mass. While essential, dedicating one hour of our lives to Sunday Mass alone won't satisfy our deep longing for more. In order to grow in relationship with God and find purpose and meaning, we must integrate our faith into our lives daily. Why Not Start Today?   In Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic, radio host Teresa Tomeo gets real about what it takes to live a distinctly Catholic way of life. With personal stories and research, this book offers practical tips for seekers in any stage of faith. Beyond Sunday invites readers to pursue an exceptional way of life with steadfast faith every day of the week. Don't Forget the Study Guide!  (learn more)

    • Beyond Sunday Study Guide

      The Beyond Sunday Study Guide is the companion to Teresa Tomeo's Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic. This eight-week study guide is designed to help you live your faith beyond Sunday in your everyday life, with a community of people seeking growth in faith alongside you. Each week provides prayers, reflection questions, a holy habits challenge, the story of an inspirational person or saint, and lined pages for your notes. This is just the beginning of your journey to a richly rewarding life of faith. (learn more)

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