Kresta in the Afternoon – September 5, 2019 – Hour 1

+  The Catholic Faith of Poland

  • Description: Steve Ray joins us to continue our look at the strong Catholic faith exhibited in Poland.
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    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 130 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and
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    • City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Kraków

      “Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II, was a man whose life was the expression of a richly textured and multidimensional soul. The many layers of that soul took on their first, mature form in Kraków.” – George Weigel In this beautifully illustrated spiritual travelogue, New York Times bestselling author George Weigel leads readers through the historic streets of Kraków, Poland, introducing one of the world’s great cities through the life of one of the most influential Catholic leaders of all time. “To follow Karol Wojtyła through Kraków is to follow an itinerary of sanctity while learning the story of a city.” Weigel writes. “Thus, in what follows, the story of Karol Wojtyła, St. John Paul II, and the story of Kraków are interwoven in a chronological pilgrimage through the life of a saint that reveals, at the same time, the dramatic history and majestic culture of a city where a boy grew into a man, priest, a bishop—and an apostle to the world.” With stunning photographs by Stephen Weigel and notes on the city’s remarkable fabric by Carrie Gress, City of Saints offers an in-depth look at a man and a city that made an indelible impression on the life and thought of the Catholic Church and the 21st century world. (learn more)

+  Barbara Morgan and the Rise of Lay Catechesis (2 segments)

  • Description: Barbara Morgan, the foundress of Franciscan University’s Catechetics program and a great lay evangelist, passed away this week. Her students Sr. John Dominic and Jeff Cavins join us with a look at her work and how she took co-responsibility for the laity.
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    • Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen
      Sr John Dominic is a co-founder of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and the former Principal of Spiritus Sanctus Academy. She helped produce the catechetical resource Echoing the Mystery and the Education in Virtue program. Visit
      • Jeff Cavins
        Jeff Cavins is an American Catholic evangelist, author, and biblical scholar. He is the creator of The Great Adventure Bible Study program, and was the founding host of the Television Show “Life on the Rock” on EWTN and of the Morning Air radio program on Relevant Radio.
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      • Echoing the Mystery

        Echoing the Mystery is a catechetical resource specializing in sharing the doctrines of the Faith. After the culmination of many years of catechetical teaching and engaging all ages to share these truths, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist joyfully present this beautiful master resource Echoing the Mystery. In a shared desire to compile and supply an all-encompassing source for 'echoing' the doctrines of the Faith, the Sisters have accomplished their long-held desire to transmit the catechetical teaching approach from reputable catechist, Barbara Morgan, finally presenting in one place, her decades-long teaching method of the keys to the doctrines. (learn more)

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