Kresta in the Afternoon – May 22, 2017 – Hour 1

+  When Your Opponents would Rather Poison you than Debate You

  • Description: Robert Spencer has written extensively on Islam and Jihad and is the creator of the Jihad Watch website. He's a frequent guest on Kresta in the Afternoon who has become a favorite target of progressive activists, who have labeled him an Islamophobe. Robert recently gave a presentation in Iceland. When he went to dinner afterward, someone slipped drugs into his drink and he ended up in the hospital. Apparently, it's easier to poison someone you disagree with than to debate them. Robert joins us.
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    • Robert Spencer
      Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and the author of 16 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam. His next book, The Complete Infidel's Guide to Free Speech (and its Enemies) is due out later this year. Robert is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy and the vice president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Visit
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+  Bored-Again Catholic (2 segments)

  • Description: In a world of tablets, smartphones, televisions and computers most of us are rarely bored. The latest news, music, videos, sports scores and games are always just a tap away. So when it comes time for Mass a lot of us find ourselves tuning out. Our minds wander as we wait for the homily to end. We want the Mass to entertain, make us laugh, give us foot-tapping music and sound-bite theology, and get it all done in under an hour. Timothy O'Malley joins us with tips on how to become a "bored again" Catholic.
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    • Timothy O'Malley
      Timothy O'Malley, Ph.D. is director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He researches in the areas of liturgy, catechesis, and Christian spirituality. He is the author of Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save your Life.
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    • Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life

      Are you BORED? Not likely, given the endless opportunities today to see, share, post, watch, and like. So are you bored? No way! (Except maybe at Mass.) We want the Mass to entertain, make us laugh, give us foot tapping music and sound-bite theology, and get it done in under an hour. Yet every Sunday many of us tune out. Author Tim O Malley, in a series of reflections on every part of the Mass, challenges us to turn the idea of boredom on its head, calling boredom the good boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter God a sweet gift. It is there that full participation in the Mass becomes possible the potential to be transfixed by a ritual, to contemplate the readings, to savor the Eucharist. To be fruitfully bored again. Become a Bored Again Catholic and rediscover the power of the Mass to change your life and the entire world. (learn more)

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