Kresta in the Afternoon – December 12, 2007 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – FOCUS: 10 years later

    From its humble beginnings at Benedictine College in 1998 with two lay missionaries, to today’s missionary staff of over 150 serving on 33 campuses- the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)( has grown every year. To date, 108 men who were involved with FOCUS as students or missionaries have entered seminary and 33 women have entered religious life. We talk with Founder and President Curtis Martin about today’s University student and the challenges they face.

    Second Topic – Mother Teresa and Our Lady of Guadalupe

    On this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe we talk with Fr. Joseph Langford, co-founder of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers with Mother Teresa. We look at her mystical relationship with Mary and her special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe “Stay very close to Our Lady. If you do this, you can do great things for God and the good of people.” --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

    Third Topic – USCCB cautions against Georgetown theologian

    The US bishops' conference has issued a caution on the work of a Georgetown University theologian. After a lengthy investigation the Bishops' doctrinal committee issued a statement saying that the work of Father Peter Phan contained “pervading ambiguities and equivocations that could easily confuse of mislead the faithful.” Phan came under scrutiny because of his book, Being Religious Interreligiously. Church officials questioned whether the book's approach to religious pluralism could be reconciled with established Catholic doctrine. Father Phan argues in that book that certain doctrinal statements regarding the unique role of Christ and his Church in the economy of salvation may have “outlived their usefulness.” We look at it.

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