Kresta in the Afternoon – June 29, 2010

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    First Topic – Acton University 2010

    Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate rigorous philosophy, Christian theology and sound economics. As we kick off our week-long broadcast from the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, Acton’s Communication Director, Fr. Robert Sirico, is with us to look at what the Institute does and what we can expect to encounter as we speak to the presenters at this week’s Acton University.

    Second Topic - Pius XII begged FDR to spare civilians, churches, hospitals

    The headlines read “Here is the previously unpublished letter sent by Pope Pius XII to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Aug. 30, 1943, after one of the several bombings of Rome by the Allied Forces.” But Ron Rychlak says not so fast. He and many other Pius XII scholars have known about the letter for years. We look at this letter and much more with Ron, who has recently updated, revised, and re-released Hitler, the War and the Pope.

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