Kresta in the Afternoon – October 3, 2017 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our special guest host today is Matthew Bunson.

+  Where have all the Good Films Gone? (2 segments)

  • Description: It was a bad summer at the box office, which posted numbers far below last year despite blockbusters like Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Despite the low turnout, some films were well-received, including Dunkirk and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Steven Greydanus joins us with a review of recent films and a look to the fall. We’ll also discuss the news that the word “God” will not be used in the new Star-Trek series, and how religion has been portrayed in the classic Sci-Fi series.
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    • Deacon Steven Greydanus
      Steven Greydanus is a Film critic for the National Catholic Register and writes regularly for Catholic Digest and Crux. He is the Co-host of Reel Faith for New Evangelization Television and a longtime member of the Online Film Critics Society. He's also a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Visit
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+  Christianity’s Undeniable Contributions to Science

  • Description: Christians are often portrayed as simple-minded, anti-scientific people living in a fantasy world and prohibiting progress and discovery. But Christian thinking is needed for scientific progress, something that’s been demonstrated for centuries. We’ll discuss it with Stacy Trasancos.
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    • Stacy Trasancos
      Stacy A. Trasancos is the author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science. is a Catholic writer, scientist, editor, and teacher who also serves as editor emeritus of Catholic Stand, which she cofounded. She is a contributor to Integrated Catholic Life and Strange Notions, teaches chemistry and physics classes and is department chair at Kolbe Academy, and serves as an adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Seton Hall University.
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    • Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science

      What is the origin of life? Hasn't the Catholic Church always been hostile to science? Can a Christian accept the scientific theory of evolution? How can you, as a Catholic, explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith? Scientist, writer, and scholar Stacy Trasancos gives us ways we can talk about how science and our Catholic faith work together to reveal the truth of Christ through the beauty of his creation. As a scientist who was led to Catholicism through her work, Stacy Trasancos has confronted some of the basic questions we all face. In Particles of Faith, she teaches us how to explain the symbiotic beauty between our curiosity expressed through science and our love of Christ and his Church. Trasancos uses her own story, as well as encyclicals such as Pope Francis's Lumen Fidei, the deep reflections of theologians such as St. Thomas Aquinas, and the exacting work of Catholic scientists like Rev. Georges Lemaître (who proposed the game-changing Big Bang theory), to show how science and faith are interwoven and meant to guide us on the path to truth. By the time you finish reading Particles of Faith, you'll be able to answer questions about, generate discussion on, and explain why science helps deepen your faith. (learn more)

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