Kresta in the Afternoon – October 4, 2017 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our special guest host today is Gary Michuta. Visit him at http://www.garymichuta.com/ and http://handsonapologetics.com.

+  The Meaning of Fatima, 100 Years Later

  • Description: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the shepherd children at Fatima, which began on May 13 and ended on October 13. The message of Fatima highlights many central truths and devotions of the Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Robert Fastiggi joins us with more.
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    • Dr. Robert Fastiggi
      Dr. Robert Fastiggi is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He has done private research in Paris and Montreal and took park in a study-tour of Saudi Arabia sponsored by the National Council for US-Arab Relations. He has served as the executive editor of the 2009-13 supplements to the New Catholic Encyclopedia and is the author of several books including "The mystical theology of the Catholic reformation."
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+  The Real Catholic Story: How to Answer Anti-Catholic Historians (2 segments)

  • Description: Anti-Catholics like to paint Church teachings in a way that makes them seem vain, backward, or superstitious, all in the hope of drawing people out of the Faith and into sects or unbelief. Catholic apologists fight back with facts and sound arguments. But there’s another area where the Church’s enemies tell their own false story of Catholicism: its history. Whether it’s from the media, in classrooms, or out of the mouths of pastors and politicians, we’ve all heard a version of Catholic history filled with unrelenting violence, ignorance, worldliness, and bigotry. Steve Weidenkopf joins us with the real story.
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    • Steve Weidenkopf
      Steve Weidenkopf teaches Church history at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. He is creator of the Epic video series and a popular author and speaker of the Crusades and other historical subjects.
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    • The Real Story of Catholic History: Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths

      Anti-Catholics like to paint Church teachings in a way that makes them seem vain, backward, or superstitious, all in the hope of drawing people out of the Faith and into sects or unbelief. Catholic apologists fight back with facts and sound arguments. But there’s another area where the Church’s enemies tell their own false story of Catholicism: itshistory. Whether it’s from the media, in classrooms, or out of the mouths of pastors and politicians, we’ve all heard a version of Catholic history filled with unrelenting violence, ignorance, worldliness, and bigotry. It’s enough to make many believers question whether the Church truly was founded by Christ! This kind of attack requires no less of a response from those who know the truth. In The Real Story of Catholic History, Steve Weidenkopf gives it to you. Weidenkopf (The Glory of the Crusades) collects over fifty of the most common and dangerous lies about Catholic history and, drawing on his experience as a historian and apologist, shows how to answer them simply and powerfully. Whether it’s claims about Catholicism’s supposedly pagan origins, old myths about Galileo or the Inquisition that never seem to go away, or more modern misconceptions that anti-Catholics cynically exploit, The Real Story provides the desperately needed corrective. Packed with research and diligent in pursuit of the truth, while never whitewashing or explaining away the Church’s past faults when they’re found, The Real Story of Catholic History is an essential resource for every Catholic’s bookshelf. (learn more)

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