“Kresta in the Afternoon”-January 23, 2015-Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: Trash Talking Obama

  • Description: After Al’s commentaries on Obama’s State of the Union, he received some feedback criticizing him for acknowledging positive elements of the speech. After all, Obama is the most pro-choice and anti-religious freedom leader in our history. How could a serious Catholic have anything but disgust for anything Obama says? Al has some thoughts on how disagreeing with the president doesn't always mean lambasting his every word.

+  Uncle Al Capone

  • Description: Al Capone has become an iconic symbol of the Prohibition era. Upon hearing his name, we instantly think of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre and Robert De Niro’s brilliant performance in The Untouchables. What was Capone really like? We’re here with his grand-niece, Deirdre Capone, with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the century’s most infamous gangsters.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Deirdre Capone
      Deirdre is the grand-niece of Al Capone and the only remaining member of the Capone family with first-hand knowledge of her famous relative. She is the author of “Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story from Inside his Family.”
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+  Feast of St. Marianne Cope

  • Description: Canonized in 2012, St. Marianne Cope is an American saint who spent decades serving in the leper colonies of Moloka’i, Hawai’i. She is the patron saint of lepers, outcasts and AIDS patients. On her feast day, we talk with Matthew Bunson about her work with St. Damien of Moloka’i.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Matthew Bunson
      Matthew is a Senior Fellow at the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology and teaches Church history for Catholic Distance Univerisyt. He is the author of several books including “The Encyclopedia of Catholic History” and “The Encyclopedia of Saints.” His most recent book is “St. Damien of Molokai: Apostle of the Exiled.” He is currently working on The Encyclopedia of the American Catholic Church for Our Sunday Visitor. Matthew is also a contributing editor for This Rock magazine and moderator of Church History forum at EWTN.com
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