Kresta in the Afternoon – January 30, 2009

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    First Topic – Baptism

    God has given men a multitude of graces, packaged in the gifts of the Church's seven sacraments. But unpacking Christ's gifts to his brethren is too large a topic to address in a single day. That's why organizers of this year's Put Out Into the Deep Catholic Conference for Men have changed the format for this year's conference. Instead of a single, full-day event — as has happened in most recent years at University of Detroit Mercy's Calihan Hall — this year's men's conference will be held on three different days throughout the year, in three different locations. Tomorrow morning, Jan. 31, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth, the first event of the conference will address the sacraments of baptism, the Eucharist and confirmation. One of the speakers, Tim Staples, is here in studio to discuss the sacrament of baptism.

    Second Topic – New in Town

    A Miami businesswoman is transferred to rural Minnesota, complete with sub-zero weather, homemade tapioca pudding and small-town values. While she is there she re-evaluates her big-city way of life and prejudices. It’s the film “New in Town” and it opens today. Nick Thomm has the review and an interview with Catholic supporting actress Siobhan Fallon.

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