Kresta in the Afternoon – November 4, 2008

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    First Topic – Supreme Court Weighs Broadcast Decency Today

    The Supreme Court would not be recommended as the best place in DC to hear a raucous conversation that makes full use of the F-word, the S-word and assorted other vulgarities. It is a place of decorum. Officers will firmly reprimand a visitor who errs by leaning an elbow on the next chair. Today was exception, however. While the nation focuses on the presidential election, the justices are discussing the F-word and its variants in a case that could determine whether these words will be heard more on television and radio. The nation's broadcasters are fighting fines imposed by the Federal Communications Commission for airing the banned words, and the Supremes will finally weigh in. We talk with Teresa Tomeo of Catholic Connection and Melissa Henson of the Parents Television Council.

    Second Topic – Praying With The “Saint of Calcutta”

    The postulator for Mother Teresa’s cause for sainthood, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, has culled some of her most stirring words into a powerful book that her admirers will treasure. His latest book, Jesus is My All in All, follows the Roman Catholic novena format; derived from the Latin word for nine, the novena provides a nine-day rhythm of prayer and reflection. A prayer to Mother Teresa herself is the foundation for each day’s reflections. He immortalizes the words and wisdom of one of humanity’s most radiant women.

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