Kresta in the Afternoon – April 1, 2009

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    First Topic – Pro-Life Pastor Walter Hoye Now Serving 30-Day Abortion-Related Jail Sentence

    A pro-life African-American pastor, Walter Hoye, has begun serving a 30-day jail sentenced for sharing a pro-life message outside abortion centers. Hoye was previously found guilty of violating what pro-life attorneys call an unconstitutional new city law designed specifically to target him. Oakland officials had enacted the law, which has been heavily criticized as curtailing free speech rights. The ordinance prohibits contact within eight feet of women entering abortion businesses without their consent. He is now serving the 30-day sentence and he will also receive three years probation, pay a $1,000 fine and a $130 restitution fee, and be ordered to stay 100 feet away from any abortion center in the city of the Oakland. His wife, Lori Hoye, is here to discuss his case and his witness.

    Second Topic – Bridging the Great Divide : Musings of a Post-Liberal, Post Conservative Evangelical Catholic

    Fr. Robert Barron’s book “Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-Conservative Evangelical Catholic” represents a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic community. Today's faithful are searching for an expression of Catholic Christianity that is vibrant, colorful, provocative, counter-cultural, deeply rooted in the tradition, and full of the promise of the Good News. In this timely and prophetic book, Fr. Barron--himself a member of the younger generation--has minted a new vernacular and blazed a new way that bridges the great divide and gives voice to the concerns of post-liberal, post-conservative, evangelical believers.

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