Kresta in the Afternoon – July 15, 2020 – Hour 2

+  How Hollywood Went Left (2 segments)

  • Description: The image of the “liberal Hollywood elite” is one of the more widespread stereotypes in American culture. We all remember the celebrities who threatened to leave the country if Trump was elected president, or Ricky Gervais’ criticisms of his own at the Golden Globes. But there was a time when Hollywood was just the opposite – so how did it change? Donald Critchlow joins us.
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    • Dr. Donald Critchlow
      Don Critchlow is Katzin Family Professor at Arizona State and author of Intended Consequences, as well as In Defense of Populism: Protest and Democracy, which will be released this September.
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    • When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics

      Hollywood was not always a bastion of liberalism. Following World War II, an informal alliance of movie stars, studio moguls, and Southern California business interests formed to revitalize a factionalized Republican Party. Coming together were stars such as John Wayne, Robert Taylor, George Murphy, and many others who joined studio heads Cecil B. DeMille, Louis B. Mayer, Walt Disney, and Jack Warner to rebuild the Republican Party. They found support among a large group of business leaders who poured money and skills into this effort, which paid off with the election of George Murphy to the U.S. Senate and of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to the highest office in the nation. This is an exciting story based on extensive new research that will forever change how we think of Hollywood politics. (learn more)

+  St. Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks

  • Description: Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of St Kateri Tekakwitha, affectionately known as the Lily of the Mohawks. The first Native American woman to be declared a saint, she forms a unique bridge between the Native American community and the Church. Matthew Bunson joins us with more.
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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Matthew Bunson is Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.
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    • St Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks

      No longer in print, used copies available  This authoritative account of the first Native American woman to be declared a saint by the Church is sure to inspire you. Discover an extraordinary young woman who was called by Pope Blessed John Paul II, God's "bountiful gift" to His Church and a "sweet, frail yet strong figure of a young woman who died when she was only twenty-four years old: Kateri Tekakwitha, the 'Lily of the Mohawks.'" The daughter of a Mohawk chief and a Roman Catholic mother, Kateri (baptized Catherine) Tekakwitha (1656-1680) forms a unique bridge between the Native American community and the Church. Kateri was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1980 and canonized in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Kateri Tekakwitha's faith and love for Christ in the face of overwhelming hostility and her own debilitating illnesses will encourage you as you seek God's grace to overcome challenges in your own life! She is a powerful role model for converts to the Church, young people striving for chastity, and anyone looking to deepen their own prayer life. She is also a shining example that God's call to holiness is truly universal and is heard by men and women in all walks of life and all ages. Written by experienced and prolific authors Matthew and Margaret Bunson, St. Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks is the most definitive biography of Kateri Tekakwitha. Experience the extraordinary stories of the French Jesuit missionaries, the famed Blackrobes," in the wilderness of North America and the heroic conversions of the Native Americans to the Catholic faith. Follow Kateri's life from when she contracted smallpox as a toddler – a disease that swept through her village – claiming her family and leaving her severely disfigured and half-blinded. Drawn to the Catholic faith by the Bible stories and teachings of the French Jesuits, Kateri amazed them by her perfection of the virtues, her mystical prayer life, and her total love for Christ. Her last words were: "Jesus, I love you." Kateri Tekakwitha's life of faith is an inspiration to everyone! (learn more)

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