Kresta in the Afternoon – October 12, 2018 – Hour 2

+  Register Recap: Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation

+  God's Pursuit of Walter Ciszek - and Each of Us

  • Description: Friday is the anniversary of Fr. Walter Ciszek's return to the US from the Soviet Union, where he spent 15 years in labor camps and another eight with restricted freedoms. We look at his story and the state of his Cause for Canonization with John Dejak.
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    • John Dejak
      John DeJak is President of Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor. He's the author of "With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit." Visit
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    • With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit

      In 1963, following twenty-three years of hard labor and abuse in Russian prison camps, Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., finally returned to America. Had he come back a bitter man, or a man of diminished faith, it would have been hard to fault him. But he didn’t. For the remainder of his years, until his death in 1984, Fr. Ciszek’s grace, faith, and wisdom touched—often in profound and lasting ways—everyone who came into contact with him. With God in America is a collection of previously unpublished writings on Ciszek’s post-imprisonment life and thoughts. The contents—which include articles he wrote, speeches he delivered at retreats, letters he sent to people he was counseling, and interviews with individuals who knew him personally—present a man unbroken by all that he had endured and eager to share God’s love with others. From Ciszek’s first days back home in the States to his final words before his death, With God in America demonstrates that saintliness isn’t primarily about acting heroically in dramatic or devastating circumstances, but about honoring the ordinary, everyday aspects of life as treasured gifts from God. (learn more)

+  "We Need to Buckle Down on the Word of God"

  • Description: This past Sunday, Archbishop Allen Vigneron addressed how the Church became so grievously wounded by the crimes of child sexual abuse and explored how the faithful are called to respond. In his homily, he declared "We need to buckle on the word of God as the sword by which to fight against evil." The Archbishop joins us.
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    • Archbishop Allen Vigneron
      Archbishop Allen Vigneron has been the Archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese since 2009. He was formerly the bishop of Oakland, CA and rector-president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Visit
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