Kresta in the Afternoon with Special Guest Host Jerry Usher – November 13, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Chicago Sister Competes – and Wins! – on Chopped

  • Description: A Chicago nun was named the winner of a competition on the Food Network show “Chopped." Sister Alicia Torres with the Mission of Our Lady of Angels won the “Thanksgiving Soup-er Stars” competition on the popular cooking show. The episode featured four chefs who dedicate their time and talents to soup kitchens, according to The Food Network. The episode featured an appetizer round where chefs had to come up with a distinctive concept in response to typical Thanksgiving leftovers, a entrée round with a surprising “theme emerging,” and a dessert round featuring an ice cream cake and a starchy candy. We talk to Sr. Alicia about her experience and her ministry in Chicago.
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+  The Caritas In Veritate Forum

  • Description: Christ said, “I came that they may have life and have it to the full.” In a sense, a new program called the Caritas In Veritate Forum will strive to present an illustration of what it means to be a fully integrated person and the role that Catholic education plays by equipping human beings to live life to the full through the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Christ. The organizer of the forum, Michael Kenney, joins us.
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    • Michael Kenney
      Michael Kenney is the President of Fr Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, MI. He previously served as Vice President for Planning and enrollment at Madonna University. He has also been a licensed attorney for 31 years. Michael serves on the Bellarmine Forum board in Wisconsin and the Real Life 101 board in Detroit.
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+  Film Reviews: The Peanuts Movie and The 33

  • Description: It seems nearly impossible that the soul of Charles Schulz’s work, which somehow managed the jump to low-budget hand-drawn cel animation, could survive the transition to high-tech 3D computer animation. Surely the result must be something in the vicinity of The Smurfs or Alvin and the Chipmunks. But Steven Greydanus says “no” - Against all odds, The Peanuts Movie returns us to the old neighborhood of Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Boy Named Charlie Brown. We also tackle The 33, the inspirational real-life story which riveted the nation of a gold and copper mine that collapses, trapping 33 miners underground for 69 days.
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    • Steven Greydanus
      Steven D. Greydanus is film critic for the National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest and Decent Films, the online home for his film writing. He co-hosts "Reel Faith" for NET NY television and appears regularly on radio. Steven has contributed several entries to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, including "The Church and Film" and a number of filmmaker biographies. He has also written about film for the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. He has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA. Steven and his wife Suzanne have seven children.
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