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Stories from the Heart – August 15, 2018

  • Description: "Stories from the Heart" is a daily radio program featuring uplifting Catholic inspirational stories meant to bring the heart and soul closer to God.

Fire on the Earth – August 15, 2018: ID916

  • Description: Katelyn and Katie describe the inspiring work they are doing through the young adult ministry id916.

Kresta in the Afternoon – August 14, 2018 – Hour 1

+  The Current Crisis and the Order of the Laity

+  The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine (2 segments)

  • Description: In the tenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Christ commands his apostles to “heal the sick and say to them, ‘the kingdom of God has come near to you.’” They were supposed to heal the sick even before they preached the Gospel. Mike Aquilina takes a look at this healing imperative and how it ushered in the world of modern medicine.
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    • Mike Aquilina
      Mike Aquilina is the author of more than fifty books, including the best-selling The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers; The Mass of the Early Christians; and How the Choir Converted the World: Through Hymns, With Hymns, In Hymns. His reviews, essays, and journalism have appeared in First Things, Touchstone, National Catholic Register, and elsewhere. Visit fathersofthechurch.com
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    • The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It

      "Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; heal the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'" —Luke 10:8-9 When Jesus sent seventy disciples on ahead of him, part of their mission was to heal the sick. In fact, they were supposed to heal the sick before they preached the Gospel. Best-selling author Mike Aquilina calls this command the healing imperative. And it's an imperative that ushered in the world of modern medicine. In The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It, Aquilina reconstructs the fascinating history of a uniquely Christian institution: the hospital. Underlining how the virtues of charity and hospitality motivated the first generations of Christians, along with Jesus' explicit command to heal the sick, the author shows just how revolutionary the actions of Christian doctors and nurses were and how they transformed society in ways that still reverberate today. The radical developments in health care spearheaded by Christians influenced culture, society, and civilization. As The Healing Imperative proves, now more than ever, the compassion of Christians is needed to guide the world of medicine. Jesus' command still resonates, and Aquilina urges us to respond. (learn more)

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    • Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction

      Medicine and Religion is the first book to comprehensively examine the relationship between medicine and religion in the Western tradition from ancient times to the modern era. Beginning with the earliest attempts to heal the body and account for the meaning of illness in the ancient Near East, historian Gary B. Ferngren describes how the polytheistic religions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome and the monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have complemented medicine in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Ferngren paints a broad and detailed portrait of how humans throughout the ages have drawn on specific values of diverse religious traditions in caring for the body. Religious perspectives have informed both the treatment of disease and the provision of health care. And, while tensions have sometimes existed, relations between medicine and religion have often been cooperative and mutually beneficial. Religious beliefs provided a framework for explaining disease and suffering that was larger than medicine alone could offer. These beliefs furnished a theological basis for a compassionate care of the sick that led to the creation of the hospital and a long tradition of charitable medicine. Praise for Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity, by Gary B. Ferngren "This fine work looks forward as well as backward; it invites fuller reflection of the many senses in which medicine and religion intersect and merits wide readership."―JAMA "An important book, for students of Christian theology who understand health and healing to be topics of theological interest, and for health care practitioners who seek a historical perspective on the development of the ethos of their vocation."―Journal of Religion and Health (learn more)

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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 14, 2018 – Hour 2

+  From the Crusades to ISIS: A History of Jihad (2 segments)

  • Description: Earlier this summer Austria shut down seven of its mosques and expelled several imams. While people around the world cried, "islamophobia," it appears to have been for good reason - a recent video shows an imam in another Austria mosque calling on youth to establish an Islamic state. This is just a recent example of a history that can be traced all the way to Mohammed. Robert Spencer joins us.
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    • Robert Spencer
      Robert Spencer is the author of several books, including The History of Jihad from Mohammad to ISIS. He's the director of Jihad Watch and has led seminars on Islam and Jihad for the FBI, US Army Command and several other agencies. He's a weekly columnist for PJ Media and Frontpage Magazine. Visit jihadwatch.org.
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    • The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS

      This book is currently available from Amazon and will be available from Ave Maria radio soon.  The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam. It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. But in The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said “I have been made victorious through terror.” Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion. Told in great part in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, The History of Jihad shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginnings, and present-day jihad terrorism proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior states and jihad commanders of the past. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is the first one-volume history of jihad in the English language, and the first book to tell the whole truth about Islam’s bloody history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries. This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century, and ultimately to formulating strategies to reform Islam and defeat radical terror. (learn more)

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+  Community in Christ: Building Ties with Non-Catholic Students

  • Description: The various Christian denominations may never come into full communion until the return of Christ, but there are at least signs of strengthening ties. Hope College in Michigan, founded by the Reformed Church of America, has made a renewed effort to reach out to its growing Catholic population. Fr. Nick Monco is the chaplain of the St. Benedict Institute on campus and joins us to describe his interactions with both Catholic and non-Catholic students.
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    • Fr. Nick Monco
      Fr Nick Monco is the chaplain of St Benedict Institute, an outreach of St Francis de Sales Parish that serves the Catholic students of Hope College in Holland, MI. Visit saintbendictinstitute.org
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Food for the Journey – August 14, 2018

  • Description: Sister Ann Shields believes there is a major disconnect in the lives of many Catholics: a separation between God's word and its application to our personal/daily lives.

Christian Classics – August 14, 2018

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

The Doctor Is In – August 14, 2018

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

Christ is the Answer – August 14, 2018: Next Necessary Step #7- Love

  • Program #: 830
  • Description: Instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life's greatest questions.
  • Series Details: This program is part 7 of a 7-part series titled The Next Necessary Step.

Stories from the Heart – August 14, 2018: St. Martina

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Fire on the Earth – August 14, 2018: Katie's Story

  • Description: Katie Perrotta shares her story of conversion and mission.