Kresta in the Afternoon – October 28, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: Thoughts on Synod

+  Understanding the Final Document's Key Paragraphs

  • Description: We are still waiting on official translations of the Synod Final Document but we do know it discusses the ordination of married men, a female diaconate and an Amazonian rite. Edward Pentin joins us with his impressions.
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    • Edward Pentin
      Edward Pentin is the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review. Edward is the author of “The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family”, published by Ignatius Press. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin
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+  God’s Pursuit of Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J….and Each of Us

  • Description: Ever since Fr. Walter Ciszek's death in 1984, a group of local Catholics have awaited his Canonization. Fr Ciszek was held captive in Russia for 23 years as the soviets believed him to be a spy. His family believed he was killed overseas until they began receiving letters from Russia. John Dejak joins us with the story and how the canonization process is going.
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    • John Dejak
      John DeJak is President of Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor. He's the author of "With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit." Visit
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    • With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit

      In 1963, following twenty-three years of hard labor and abuse in Russian prison camps, Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., finally returned to America. Had he come back a bitter man, or a man of diminished faith, it would have been hard to fault him. But he didn’t. For the remainder of his years, until his death in 1984, Fr. Ciszek’s grace, faith, and wisdom touched—often in profound and lasting ways—everyone who came into contact with him. With God in America is a collection of previously unpublished writings on Ciszek’s post-imprisonment life and thoughts. The contents—which include articles he wrote, speeches he delivered at retreats, letters he sent to people he was counseling, and interviews with individuals who knew him personally—present a man unbroken by all that he had endured and eager to share God’s love with others. From Ciszek’s first days back home in the States to his final words before his death, With God in America demonstrates that saintliness isn’t primarily about acting heroically in dramatic or devastating circumstances, but about honoring the ordinary, everyday aspects of life as treasured gifts from God. (learn more)

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