Kresta in the Afternoon – October 23, 2009 – Hour 2

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    Topic One – Marriage in the Lord

    Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., explores the theological and spiritual meaning of the sacrament of marriage. Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a touchstone, Deacon Keating challenges listeners to go to the depths of what it means to be married in the Lord. Learn that Catholic marriage offers much more than simply the “spiritualization” of what the state calls legal marriage; Understand this sacrament carries the force of divine love; Experience the adventure of man and wife dying-to-self in the face of faithful love; Discover how two hearts are formed and made holy in the self-sacrifice that is their mutual self-giving in Christ; And much more!

    Topic Two – Anglicans, Come Home: Vatican Throws The Doors Wide Open

    Pope Benedict is promulgating an apostolic constitution that will permit Anglican communities whose members wish to be received into the Catholic Church to do so as communities. The papal document allows for the creation of "personal ordinariates" to be headed by formerly Anglican priests, providing a structure within the Catholic hierarchy to supervise the pastoral care of Anglicans who have become Catholics. These "personal ordinariates" would be integrated into national episcopal conferences, but encouraged to preserve the distinctive aspects of the Anglican tradition. The response continues to pour in from around the world, and Fr. Christopher Phillips, pastor of one of the first “personal parishes” in the US, established primarily for former Episcopalians who converted to the Catholic Church, is here to weigh in.

    Topic Three – Amelia / Pope John Paul II Film Festival

    At a glance, the festival selections include many titles that would be at home at, say, the Creation Film Festival or the Heartland Film Festival. There’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a moral parable about the friendship of two boys on opposite sides of a Nazi camp fence. Bandslam, a Walden/Summit musical-comedy-romance. Bella, an award-winning tale about a crisis pregnancy produced by Catholics but popular with Christians of all stripes. But there’s also The 13th Day, a stylish Catholic-produced British indie about the 1917 Marian apparitions and “miracle of the sun” at Fatima, Portugal. It’s Miami’s brand-new John Paul II International Film Festival (October 27–November 7) and it aspires to be a festival with a difference. Film Critic Steven Greydanus is here to discuss it.

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