Kresta in the Afternoon – December 3, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: Tiger Woods and the Glory of the Gospel

  • Description: It’s been 10 years since Tiger Woods, one of the most popular and successful athletes of his generation, had his shocking fall from grace. He had previously expressed belief in aspects of the Buddhist faith, and in the weeks following the story becoming public Fox News analyst Brit Hume encouraged him to turn to the Christian faith for more complete forgiveness and redemption. What does Christianity offer that Buddhism doesn’t? Al takes a look.
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    • Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st Century Opponents

      A storm has been brewing in society and its treatment, views, and activities toward the Catholic Faith. Some are subtle, others are more brazen -- New Age thought, questionable spirituality, "creedless" Christianity, relativism, scientific skepticism, the triumph of technology, and even the self-styled spirituality of Oprah Winfrey. All these masquerade as "truth," making it tough for the average Catholic to know how to resist, let alone respond. No one is more qualified to pull back the curtain on the challenges the Catholic Church faces today than Al Kresta, popular Catholic author, speaker, and radio show host. A revert to Catholicism, Kresta is well known for his rigorous examination of topics in art, religion, academia, and business. Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st Century Opponents is the perfect springboard for discussing the new world in which the Catholic Church exists today. Learn how to better carry out the missionary mandate of the Church. The question isn't whether you will be a witness to Christ, but whether you will be an effective witness. (learn more)

+  Where Things Are Going Right: The Institute of Catholic Culture

  • Description: We continue our new series on Where Things Are Going Right with a look at the Institute of Catholic Culture. The Institute of Catholic Culture is an adult catechetical organization, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and dedicated to the Church’s call for a new evangelization. The Institute seeks to fulfill its mission by offering educational programs structured upon the classical liberal arts and by offering opportunities in which authentic Catholic culture is experienced and lived. They've just celebrated their 10 year anniversary and Fr Hezekias Carnazzo joins us with a summary of their work.
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    • Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo
      Fr Hezekias Carnazzo is the Founding Executive Director of the Institute of Catholic Culture. Ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 2016, he also serves as the Director of the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization for the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton. He is a recipient of the Guadalupe Radio Network’s “Fishers of Men” award and the Brent Society’s Bishop Thomas J. Welsh Award for Distinguished Service. Visit instituteofcatholicculture.org
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+  Boston Seminary Report Models Key Post-McCarrick Reforms

  • Description: It would hardly be appropriate to characterize the recently released findings of the independent investigation undertaken at the Archdiocese of Boston’s St. John’s Seminary as “good news,” given that it did confirm that isolated instances of sexual misconduct and excessive alcohol consumption have taken place there in recent years. But the outcome does appear to be a positive indication that key Church leaders are aiming in a better direction, when it comes to addressing sexual misconduct and other problems in seminaries. Peter Jesserer Smith has more.
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    • Peter Jesserer Smith
      Peter Jesserer Smith is a reporter for the National Catholic Register. Follow him on twitter @jesserersmith
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