Kresta in the Afternoon – May 5, 2014 – Hour 2

+  Brunei Adopts Sharia Law, Others In Area Consider It

  • Description: A controversial new penal code for oil-rich Brunei that will eventually include tough Islamic sharia penalties such as severing of limbs and death by stoning was due to officially come into effect on Thursday. Brunei's all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah had announced on Wednesday that he would push ahead with the introduction of the new criminal code that has sparked rare domestic criticism of the fabulously wealthy ruler and international condemnation. The initial phase beginning Thursday introduces fines or jail terms for offences including indecent behavior, failure to attend Friday prayers, and out-of-wedlock pregnancies. We talk to Paul Marshall, author of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom.
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+  Pope Francis Soon Headed to the Holy Land

  • Description: As Pope Francis prepares to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land we talk to Diana von Glahn who takes us through the art, architecture, history, and doctrine behind shrines and places of pilgrimage in the Holy Land
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    • Diana von Glahn von Glahn

      At the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, she developed a life-long need for a balance of creative and intellectual pursuit. Diana earned a BA in English at Pepperdine University, and a law degree at the University of Notre Dame Law School. After a brief career as an attorney, Diana moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. She has been an editor for a variety of companies, in a variety of genres. Diana has been visiting Catholic shrines, churches, and places of pilgrimage as long as she can remember. A lifelong Catholic, she has always loved the feeling of home that a Catholic church gives her, no matter where it is. Through The Faithful Traveler, she hopes to share her love of and help others appreciate the Catholic faith. She researches, writes, hosts, and edits each episode, with David's help, of course.

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