Kresta in the Afternoon – April 8, 2009 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Analysis of President Obama’s First Foreign Trip

    President Obama made his most direct outreach to Muslims around the world Monday, telling Turkey's Grand National Assembly that the United States "is not and never will be at war with Islam." This stop concluded his first foreign trip. We talk with Mustfa Akyol, a moderate Muslim writer and columnist based in Istanbul, Turkey

    Second Topic – Why Matter Matters

    Does it really all that important that the wine we consecrate during Mass be made from grapes - and nothing else? Is it truly essential that olive oil and not mineral oil be part of the Anointing of the Sick? Why does Baptism have to be administered with plain, ordinary water? In short, why does the matter we use in the sacraments matter? David Lang clearly explains why each of the seven sacraments must have specific elements - like bread, wine, oil, water, male priests, and a man and woman for matrimony - and why those elements are absolutely crucial to our Faith.

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