Kresta in the Afternoon – May 8, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Fr. Solanus Casey to be Declared Blessed

  • Description: Last week Pope Francis announced that Fr. Solanus Casey will be declared blessed. He'll be the second US-born man to achieve such a designation. Fr. Casey spent most of his life caring for the poor and sick of Detroit and was a listening ear for thousands who came to him. We'll talk about his ministry and the miracle that raised him to a blessed with Matthew Bunson.
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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Matthew Bunson is a Senior Contributor to EWTN News and the National Catholic Register and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson
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+  House Repeals Obamacare: What’s in the New Bill?

+  Fatima - 100 Years of Stories, Prayers and Miracles

  • Description: Saturday is the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother's apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. The apparitions came at a dark time, early in a century that would see two World Wars, the rise of Nazism and Soviet-Style Communism, genocides across the globe and countless other horrors. But in the last 100 years we've seen miracles, testimonies and prayers springing from Fatima. Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle joins us with some of the best.
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    • Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
      Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is the bestselling author of many books, most recently "Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers and Devotions." She's an award-winning journalist and speaker and the creator of "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms," "Catholic Mom's Cafe" and "Feeding your Family's Soul."
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    • Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Devotions

      On May 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary first revealed herself to a trio of shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. She would appear to them five more times over the course of the year until the great miracle of the sun on October 13, 1917. She brought a message of love and peace that was heard around the world--a sorely-needed antidote to the ravages of World War I. To mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle provides a one-stop guide to the tradition, history and spirituality of Our Lady of Fatima, including the testimonies of those who have made the pilgrimage and prayers for those who share this devotion. In Our Lady of Fatima, award-winning author, journalist, pilgrimage host and host of EWTN's Everyday Blessings for Catholic MomsCatholic Mom's Café, and Feeding Your Family's Soul, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle offers a mini-Fatima retreat--an "armchair pilgrimage," if you will. This collection of prayers, testimonies and reflections will bring to life the events of Fatima and help you find ways to apply Mary's Fatima message to the nitty-gritty details of your daily life. Each chapter begins with a quote by or about the Blessed Mother before delving into a key aspect of the story of Mary's appearances to nine-year-old Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. A prayer, a simple reflection and a doable call to action transform this book from a simple historical retelling into a practical devotional. The Blessed Mother's Fatima message is needed now more than ever. The uncertainty of global events can seep into our daily worries, creating fear and anxiety that's difficult to overcome. Our Lady of Fatima is a welcome remedy for that worry. In it, you'll find a chance to grow in faith and holiness, as well as a needed dose of inspiration, hope and peace in following its advice and suggestions, and in praying the prayers. (learn more)

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