Kresta in the Afternoon – October 8, 2019 – Hour 1

+  God is Reasonable: An Analysis of Benedict XVI's Regensburg Address

  • Description: In September 2006 Pope Benedict XVI gave a lecture at the University of Regensburg on "Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections." It sparked protests throughout the Muslim world for his reference to a Byzantine emperor's negative portrayal of Mohammed. He later apologized for the misunderstanding but it remains a moment in Catholic history in which misunderstanding continues to prevail. We talk with Marcus Peter.
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    • Marcus Peter
      Marcus Peter teaches theology at Fr Gabriel Richard High School. Over the past 10 years, he has spoken in hundreds of sessions and retreats across Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Philippines and the United States on a wide array of topics pertaining to the Catholic Faith, including Biblical Theology, Catholic Spirituality, Apologetics and Catechesis. ​ His theological research has mostly been focused on Biblical Covenant Theology, employing the research of scholars such as Dr. Jon D. Levenson, Dr. Gregory K. Beale, and, most of all, Pope Benedict XVI. He also has a passion for the Systematic Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine of Hippo. He has written and submitted several papers in these areas, some of which are published or being reviewed for publication.
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+  How Prayer has Helped us Fight Cancer (2 segments)

  • Description: Ken and Signe Castel have become well-known for their Couple Prayer ministry, which helps couples find time in their busy and stressful lives to have meaningful prayer time together. But they have recently had to face a new challenge - Signe's diagnosis with cancer. They join us to share how praying together has helped them face this challenge.
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    • Ken and Signe Castel
      Ken Castel and his wife, Signe, are local coordinators of the Couple Prayer program. They have been married for more than 40 yaers and have three adult children and seven living grandchildren. Visit
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