Kresta in the Afternoon – May 10, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup: I Want YOU to be a Racist

  • Description: A recent edition of Newsweek magazine features Uncle Sam in his iconic pose with the caption “I Want YOU to be a Racist.” Al takes a look at White Nationalism and the media’s attempt to place the blame for it on Donald Trump’s promise to Make America Great Again. What is the actual state of race relations in America? Al discusses.
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+  Particles of Faith: A Catholic Approach to Science (2 segments)

  • Description: As we saw at the March for Science, the claim that science and religion are incompatible remains prevalent. This claim is easily refuted, simply by looking at Christianity's contributions to scientific advancement. How can we use science and faith together to reveal the beauty of Creation? Stacy Trasancos joins us.
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    • Stacy Trasancos
      Stacy A. Trasancos is the author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science. is a Catholic writer, scientist, editor, and teacher who also serves as editor emeritus of Catholic Stand, which she cofounded. She is a contributor to Integrated Catholic Life and Strange Notions, teaches chemistry and physics classes and is department chair at Kolbe Academy, and serves as an adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Seton Hall University.
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    • Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science

      What is the origin of life? Hasn't the Catholic Church always been hostile to science? Can a Christian accept the scientific theory of evolution? How can you, as a Catholic, explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith? Scientist, writer, and scholar Stacy Trasancos gives us ways we can talk about how science and our Catholic faith work together to reveal the truth of Christ through the beauty of his creation. As a scientist who was led to Catholicism through her work, Stacy Trasancos has confronted some of the basic questions we all face. In Particles of Faith, she teaches us how to explain the symbiotic beauty between our curiosity expressed through science and our love of Christ and his Church. Trasancos uses her own story, as well as encyclicals such as Pope Francis's Lumen Fidei, the deep reflections of theologians such as St. Thomas Aquinas, and the exacting work of Catholic scientists like Rev. Georges Lemaître (who proposed the game-changing Big Bang theory), to show how science and faith are interwoven and meant to guide us on the path to truth. By the time you finish reading Particles of Faith, you'll be able to answer questions about, generate discussion on, and explain why science helps deepen your faith. (learn more)

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