Kresta in the Afternoon – May 28, 2018 – Hour 2

+  The world's most prominent Russian historian has died

  • Description: Richard Pipes, one of the world's most-respected authorities on the Russian Revolution and Soviet-style Communism, has died. Unlike much of the West, he was not "duped" by Communism. He was born in Poland in the early 1920s and escaped Hitler's Jewish persecution as a teenager. He later wrote that he had been spared for a reason - to show the effects of evil ideas. He passed away on May 17. Paul Kengor joins us with a look at his work.
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    • Dr. Paul Kengor
      Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College. He is author of over a dozen books, including his most recent, "A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century," and "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism."
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+  The Life of a Catholic Military Wife (2 segments)

  • Description: On Memorial Day we honor our soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. But we can’t overlook the smaller everyday sacrifices made by the wives and families of our soldiers. Donna Marie Coooper OBoyle joins us with stories, prayers and meditations for Catholic military wives.
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    • Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle
      Donna-Marie Cooper O’ Boyle is a frequent guest on EWTN television and radio. She is also the TV host of EWTN’s “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms” and “Catholic Mom’s Café” and “Feeding Your Family’s Soul." She's the author of many books, most recently "By Dawn's Early Light: Prayers and Meditations for Catholic Military Wives." Visit
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    • By Dawn’s Early Light: Prayers and Meditations for Catholic Military Wives

      Whether you're together on a military base with your spouse or alone waiting for your loved one to return from deployment, you're juggling the many endless, special, and often heartbreaking demands placed on military families demands not addressed in most prayer books. And, like so many other military wives, you've often got to bear these burdens alone, and sometimes even silently. To help you, we've created this unique book for Catholic military wives. Here you'll find powerful prayers composed for your needs and also frank and inspiring testimony from fellow Catholic military wives. These are your stories, told with unflinching honesty, echoing your heartaches, your pains, and yes, your amazing triumphs in faith, both small and large. On good days, By Dawn's Early Light will help you thank God for the blessings of your spouse's noble vocation; on bad days, it will help you walk steadily in your sure Catholic faith, grateful to be able to put one foot in front of another. All too well you know that for you, heroism doesn't remain on the battlefield it's woven into the fabric of your life. By Dawn's Early Lightshines the healing light of Christ on that heroism, giving honor and praise to you and to God, as with Him you fulfill the duties and experience the joys of one of the most noble of all vocations: that of a military wife. (learn more)

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