Kresta in the Afternoon – October 12, 2016 – Hour 1

+  My Battle Against Hitler (2 Segments)

  • Description: How does a person become Hitler’s enemy number one? Not through espionage or violence, it turns out, but by striking fearlessly at the intellectual and spiritual roots of National Socialism. Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen. We'll talk about his life and influence with John Henry Crosby.
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    • John Henry Crosby
      John Henry Crosby is a translator, writer, critic and cultural entrepreneur. With the held of Dietrich von Hildebrand's widow Alice, he spent a year translating Dietrich's book Aesthetics. He established the Hildebrand Project to renew the culture, drawing on the continuing vitality of Hildebrand's thought and witness. He hosted "He Dared Speak the Truth," a 14-part series on the life of von Hildebrand. Visit hildebrandproject.org.
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    • My Battle Against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich

      Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German Catholic thinker and teacher who devoted the full force of his intellect to breaking the deadly spell of Nazism that ensnared so many of his beloved countrymen. His story might well have been lost to us were it not for this memoir he penned in the last decades of his life at the request of his wife, Alice von Hildebrand. In My Battle Against Hitler, covering the years from 1921 to 1938, von Hildebrand tells of the scorn and ridicule he endured for sounding the alarm when many still viewed Hitler as a positive and inevitable force. He expresses the sorrow of having to leave behind his home, friends, and family in Germany to conduct his fight against the Nazis from Austria. He recounts how he defiantly challenged Nazism in the public square, prompting the German ambassador in Vienna to describe him to Hitler as "the architect of the intellectual resistance in Austria." And in the midst of all the danger he faced, he conveys his unwavering trust in God, even during his harrowing escape from Vienna and his desperate flight across Europe, with the Nazis always just one step behind. (learn more)

+  What is DOCAT and Why Does it Matter?

  • Description: DOCAT is the follow-up to YOUCAT, the popular youth adaption of the Catechism. DOCAT draws from Scripture, the CCC and the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching to help young Catholics understand proper Catholic action on social and political issues. We’ll hear more from Mark Brumley.
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    • Mark Brumley
      Mark Brumley is the President of the Board of Directors of Guadalupe Associates and CEO for Ignatius Press and also oversees the online magazines for Ignatius Press. He’s the project coordinator for the Ignatius Study Bible and the editor of the YOUCAT Study Guide.
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    • Docat: What to do?

      DOCAT is "revealing the secret" to young people around the world. DOCAT helps young people to know and live Catholic Social Teaching. It's a great, practical follow up to YOUCAT, the hugely popular Youth Catechism, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Drawing on Scripture, YOUCAT, the Catechism, and the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, DOCAT shows young people how to work toward building a "civilization of love". Features include: • Popular Q & A YOUCAT style, tackles tough questions about social justice and related issues • Lots of full-color photos with young people and others • Inspirational and insightful quotes , including comments from St John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis, Pope Benedict • Written with help from church leaders, business leaders, social activists, and young people • Guides young people in conscience formation and Catholic action on social and political issues (learn more)

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