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Kresta in the Afternoon with special guest host Jerry Usher – July 6, 2015 – Hour 1

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The Soon-To-Be Saint Junipero Serra: The Man Who Founded California

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  • Description: A Franciscan friar who founded many of California’s missions in the late 1700s will be canonized by Pope Francis Sept 27 at the National Basilica in Washington DC. The soon-to-be Saint Junipero Serra was a driving force in the Spanish conquest and colonization of what is now the state of California. Unlike many other American saints and beatifiedes, Blessed Junipero Serra has received an unprecedented amount of press since his beatification by Saint John Paul II in 1988. Honored as the man credited with founding the Franciscan Missions of California, his reputation and legacy have also been tainted by recent critics who claim that the missionaries—and Serra in particular—used violent tactics against the native population in efforts to force conversions to Christianity and suppress indigenous cultures. Matthew Bunson, editor of the Encyclopedia of the Saints, is here to discuss his life and legacy.
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Colorado Supreme Court Strikes Down School Voucher Program

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  • Description: The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a voucher program in the state’s third-largest school district Monday, finding the program unconstitutional because it channels public funds to religious schools. The divided ruling reversed a decision by a state appeals court and means that the Douglas County School District will not be able to administer its Choice Scholarship Pilot Program, which allowed families to use taxpayer dollars to pay for private school. The decision is a blow to school-choice advocates. But district officials said they believe the case raises questions about the constitutionality of dozens of states’ bans on government aid to religious schools — questions that are ripe for a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. We talk to attorney Michael Bindas who represented three Douglas County families defending the voucher program
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Kresta Comments: Homosexuals Want to Have Their “Ideological Cake” and Make You Eat it Too

Kresta in the Afternoon with special guest host Jerry Usher – Hour 2

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The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies

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  • Description: On Saturday, September 12, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League will co-sponsor the third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, calling on pro-life Americans to honor the gravesites of our aborted brothers and sisters. Solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at these gravesites, of which there are 47 across the United States, as well as at dozens of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children. Tens of thousands of these children have been retrieved and buried at gravesites across our country. The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the pictures and videos that document those events, are powerful tools to awaken the consciences of our fellow citizens. But while a funeral and burial for an aborted baby may be a relatively rare event, the opportunity to visit the burial places and recall how those children got there does not have to be rare—in fact, it shouldn't be.Pro-lifers should be visiting these gravesites—and other memorial sites dedicated to aborted babies—as a regular part of their pro-life witness. That's what the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is all about. We talk to Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League.
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    • Dr Monica Miller
      Monica Miller is Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society
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    • Eric Scheidler
      Eric Scheidler is - Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League

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Examining the Legal Arguments for Same Sex Marriage

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    • Robert Kraynak
      Robert Kraynak is Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He is the author of Christian Faith and Modern Democracy: God and Politics in the Fallen World and editor of In Defense of Human Dignity: Essays for Our Time
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Kresta Comments: Homosexuals Want to Have Their “Ideological Cake” and Make You Eat it Too

The Doctor Is In – July 6, 2015

  • Description: It's E-Mail Monday! Instead of taking calls, Dr. Ray spends Monday's answering listener e-mail. You can e-mail Dr. Ray yourself at www.DrRay.com.

Fire on the Earth – July 6, 2015

  • Description: Insights to help Catholics acquire the tools they need to do their part in the New Evangelization.

Food for the Journey – July 6, 2015

  • Description: Inspiration and teaching about Scripture that shows how God's word can feed, strengthen, and give hope in our daily circumstances.

Christian Classics – July 6, 2015

  • Description: Insights Readings from timeless Christian literature and writings of the saints and doctors of the Church.

Catholic Connection – July 6, 2015 – Hour 1

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Intro and News

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Same-Sex Marriage Homilies

  • Description: We listen to two homilies from St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores, MI. The first is buy Msgr. Michael Bugarin and the second is Fr. Joseph Tuskiewicz.

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Was Jesus Nice?

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    • Steve Ray

      Steve is a convert to the Catholic faith and a popular author, speaker, and pilgrimage leader. He has been to the Holy Land over 100 times exploring, filming, and leading thousands of pilgrims. Steve is a regular guest on Catholic radio and TV including Catholic Answers, Ave Maria Radio, and EWTN. He writes Bible Studies for Catholic Scripture Study International.

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Was Jesus Nice?

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Catholic Connection – July 6, 2015 – Hour 2

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Intro and News

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Same-Sex Marriage Homily

  • Description: Fr. Joseph Tuskiewicz from St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores, MI.

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Same-Sex Marriage Homily

  • Description: Msgr. Michael Bugarin from St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores, MI.

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The Inside Word at EWTN

  • Description: Doug Keck is EWTN's President & Chief Operating Officer. He joins Teresa to share with us the latest news regarding EWTN's TV & radio programming.
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    • Doug Keck
      President & COO, EWTN

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Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa wraps up this edition of "Catholic Connection."

More2Life – July 6, 2015: When You Need To Negotiate

  • Description: More 2 Life is a surprising radio program that brings the Theology of the Body teachings of John Paul II into the practical, everyday experience of life. Dr. Greg and Lisa will help you solve your problems with relevant, relatable and achievable tools and solutions straight from the genius of the Theology of the Body. It is the life you were meant to live! To make a telecounseling appointment with Dr. Greg or one of his associates, call 740-266-6461. To purchase Dr. Greg's books, please visit: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/shop/default.asp

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Intro & Dr. Greg and Lisa take your calls

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Dr. Greg & Lisa take your calls

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Dr. Greg & Lisa take your calls

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Christ is the Answer – July 6, 2015: Premarriage ToB

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  • Description: Instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life's greatest questions..