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

+  Kresta News Roundup: Anniversary of 9/11

  • + Articles Mentioned:

    • 14 things you didn't know about 9/11 -
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    • The Other Heroes of September 11 -
      Two steel girders from the World Trade Center, set in concrete blocks, adorn one hallway of the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. Distorted from the intense heat and retrieved from the Fresh Kills Landfill in New York, the brown girders look like a piece of modernist sculpture, the metal waving as if caught in an upward gust of wind. Nearby, a golden plaque lists the names of the 45 Knights who were killed in the attacks: 11 firefighters, six policemen and 28 civilians, including one member who was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane that hit the Twin Towers. (click to read more)

    • Saint Mychal Judge -
      The details of Father Mychal Judge's last hour and death reflect the great heroism and holiness of his entire life. . As Mychal rushed into the North Tower with firefighters, Mayor Rudy Giuliani called out, "Father Mike, pray for us!" Mychal responded, "I always do! I always pray for you!" These were his last public words -- his promise to always pray for us. (click to read more)

    • The Latest Miracle of 9/11: Mychal Judge, the Walk of Remembrance and a Firefighter who became a Priest -
      New York’s firefighters gather to remember the heroes who rushed to help as the Twin Towers fell 15 years ago—and one firefighter who survived that day finds a new way to minister to those in need. (click to read more)

+  A Walking Tour through Merrie Olde England

  • Description: Fans of Tolkien's Middle Earth know and love the Shire as a place of peace and beauty, the home of the hobbits. Joseph Pearce takes us on a journey of the real shire: England. He reveals England through the splendor of the Good, the True and the Beautiful as an enchanted, unchanging place that exists as a beautiful flower in the gardens of eternity.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Joseph Pearce
      Joseph is a Senior Contributor at the Imaginative Conservative. He's the director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College in Nashville. He's the author of many books including "Merrie England: A Journey through the Shire" and has hosted two television series for EWTN on Shakespeare's Catholicism. Find his writings at
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+  Reading Lord of the Rings in a Time of Terror

  • Description: Tolkien's classic Lord of the Rings trilogy will go down as one of the most timeless fantasy stories ever written and has already delighted generations of readers. But it has a special meaning for this unique time in history. How should we read the Lord of the Rings in this time of terror? We'll talk with Ralph Wood.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ralph Wood
      Ralph is a professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University. He's the author of several books including "The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle Earth."

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