Kresta in the Afternoon – June 14, 2011 – Hour 2

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    First Topic - YOUCAT

    YOUCAT, the new Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, will impact more than 40,000 Catholic teens in the United States and Canada this summer -- even before the book is widely distributed during 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid. Ignatius Press, publisher of the English-language edition of the book, and Franciscan University of Steubenville have formed a partnership that will bring YOUCAT to 17 Steubenville Conferences in the U.S. and one in Canada. In his foreword to the book, Pope Benedict XVI clearly states his desire that young people become 'more deeply rooted in the faith than the generation of your parents....' Given the theme of the 2011 Steubenville Conferences -- 'Rooted' - it's a natural partnership. We talk to John Beaulieu, Franciscan's Director of Youth and Young Adult Outreach.

    Second Topic - Liturgy and the American Catholic Council

    We continue our look at the American Catholic Council, an umbrella organization for around 30 dissident groups who met this week in Detroit. Today we focus on the liturgy and the ACC's view of what liturgy should be. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf joins us.

    Third Topic - Newt Gingrich, His Negatives and the GOP Field

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has long been seen as a person more suited to punditry than the presidency. Successful columnists go wild with big ideas-as Gingrich has-but a president has to be extraordinarily careful in what he says and what he does. He does not have to be the idea creator himself but must be a good judge of the ideas of others. Gingrich says he has changed and become more self-disciplined, but since he has been out of public office for 13 years he hasn't had the opportunity to show the New Newt. Marvin Olasky joins us to look at Gingrich's past, his ideas, his conversion and more.

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