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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 26, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Update from the DNC

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  • Description: The Democratic National Convention is in full swing in Philadelphia. Michelle Obama delivered a rousing speech last night, and former president Bill Clinton will headline tonight’s speakers. We’ll talk more about the convention with Matthew Bunson
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Matthew Bunson is a Senior Contributor to EWTN News and the National Catholic Register and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History and is also a contributing editor for This Rock magazine and moderator of Church History forum for EWTN.com. He’s also on the Faculty at Catholic Distance University.
  • + Articles Mentioned:

    • DNC Day One: Hillary's Road -
      Day One of the Democratic National Convention began with unexpected turbulence. What had been a smooth process of nominating Hillary Clinton as the Democrats’ presidential candidate was sideswiped by the leak over the weekend of 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails on Wikileaks. The leak led to the resignation of DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz and sparked new fury by the supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders that the Democratic primary had been possibly unduly influenced by collusion between the Clinton campaign and the leadership of the party. (click to read more)

+  French Priest Murdered: ISIS Claims Responsibility

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  • Description: Fr. Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass this morning in a suburb of Rouen, France when the church was stormed by two ISIS fighters. The attackers slit Fr. Jacques’ throat and held four people hostage before being shot dead by police. We’ll discuss this latest attack on Christians with Robert Spencer.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Robert Spencer
      Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch. He’s the author of 14 books including two New York Times bestsellers, and his newest book is the Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran. We’ll be speaking with him about this book soon. He’s the Vice President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and a weekly columnist for PJ Media and Frontpage Magazine.
  • + Articles Mentioned:

    • France: Church where priest was beheaded was on jihadi hit list of Catholic churches -
      “The building was one of a number of Catholic churches on a terrorist ‘hit list’ found on a suspected ISIS extremist last April.” So we have a church that was on a jihad hit list and a jihad killer who was monitored by police, and still this happened. Why weren’t there guards at the church? Because authorities probably didn’t take the hit list seriously, or are so overwhelmed by the magnitude of the threat that they can’t place guards at every location that is threatened. (click to read more)

    • France: Muslims who beheaded priest were screaming “Allahu akbar” -
      “Allahu akbar” is such a constant of jihad attacks that every time it is shouted, it is bearing witness not only to the fact that the murder in question is being committed in the name of Islam and in accord with its teachings, but also to the fact that Western authorities are resolute in their refusal to acknowledge the motivating ideology of the enemy, and thus are abjectly ill-equipped to deal with it adequately. (click to read more)

    • Gunmen storm hotel in Mogadishu; 15 killed, police say -
      Gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday after detonating a car filled with explosives at the hotel gate -- an attack that has left at least 15 people dead and 25 others injured, police said. (click to read more)

  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS

      ISIS rocketed onto the world stage seemingly out of nowhere, beheading American hostages, bulldozing international borders, routing the American-trained Iraqi Army, and carving out a new state that rules eight million people. Now, after the shocking San Bernardino and Paris attacks, it has become devastatingly clear that no one is safe from the threat of ISIS. The group has managed to radicalize and recruit Muslims all over the world and is staging an all-out "holy war" against the West, while U.S. leaders remain stumped. In The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS, New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the terrifying inner workings of the Islamic State—its successful recruitment program, how it is financing its expansion, and the ideology that is driving its success. As Spencer explains, the Islamic State has taken the first steps on the path to becoming a serious world power—steps that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda dreamed of but were afraid to take. The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS is your one-stop easy reference for all you need to know about ISIS—including how "infidels" can stop its reign of terror. (learn more)

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+  Kresta Comments

Fire on the Earth – July 26, 2016

  • Description: This daily radio show provides a compelling look at the New Evangelization through inspiring teachings, interviews and testimonies.

Food for the Journey – July 26, 2016

  • 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 – July 26, 2016

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

Catholic Connection – July 26, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: Teresa speaks about the WikiLeaks document dump that is taking over the Democratic National Convention this week.

+  The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics

  • Description: "The Epistle to the Hebrews is considered one of the most beautifully written and theologically dense books of the New Testament. Its author expounds upon the way the Old Covenant finds fulfillment in Christ and exhorts his readers to maintain their confession of faith despite ostracization and persecution from the surrounding culture. Shane Kapler's new exploration of Hebrews shows how, when we study the text through the eyes of its first-century Jewish-Christian author and readers, obscure references and allusions yield an abundance of riches. This one epistle becomes the ideal means for, not just introducing, but delving deeply into, foundational Catholic beliefs: the Trinity, Jesus's full humanity, the Word of God (written and unwritten), Christ's priesthood and salvation by grace (expressed in both faith and works), the communion of saints, the Eucharist, and the authority of the Church's ordained shepherds. By immersing ourselves in the heart of God's revelation in Christ, we, like the first generation of believers, will stand equipped to weather the current storms, and to proclaim Christ--the Way, the Truth, and the Life--to a hostile culture."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Shane Kapler

      Shane contributes articles to Catholic Exchange and Catholic Lane and is a frequent guest on EWTN and Relevant Radio. He was recently featured on EWTN Television's "The Journey Home." He vehemently maintains however, that his "best gig" is being the father of two.

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+  Conclusion

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

Catholic Connection – July 26, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  World Youth Day 2016 - Poland

  • Segment Guests:
    • Most Reverend John M. Quinn
      Bishop , Winona, MN

      Bishop Quinn holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit; a Master of Divinity from St. John’s Provincial Seminary, Plymouth; a Masters in religious studies and Masters in systematic theology from the University of Detroit/Mercy. He has also done graduate work in religious studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

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+  Talking to Pilgrims

  • Description: Teresa speaks with two young people who are in Poland for World Youth Day.

+  World Youth Day 2016 - Poland

  • Segment Guests:
    • Kathryn Jean Lopez

      Kathryn Jean Lopez is the former editor and current editor-at-large of the widely read and cited daily webzine, National Review Online, where she has written and edited for more than a decade. She is also a Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute. An award-winning opinion journalist who has been praised for her “editorial daring,” Lopez is also a nationally syndicated columnist with United Media’s Newspaper Enterprise Association. She writes frequently for a variety of Catholic publications, including Our Sunday Visitor.

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+  Conclusion

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

The Doctor Is In – July 26, 2016

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

More2Life – July 26, 2016: Hanging Tough

  • Description: 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

+  Intro & Dr. Greg and Lisa take your calls

+  Dr. Greg & Lisa talk with their guest

  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Joseph White
      Catholic Psychologist

      Dr. Joseph White converted to the Catholic Faith while in graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University and later studied Catholic Theology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. He has served as a parish Director of Faith for two years, and then worked for seven years as Director of Family Counseling and Family Life for the Diocese of Austin, Texas. He now works as a writer, editor and consultant to Catholic Publisher, Our Sunday Visitor and is in part-time practice as a clinical child psychologist. Dr. White and his wife Ana also frequently do missionary and relief work in Panama and other locations, such as Mexico and Cambodia.

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      • Website(s):
        • Sharing Catholic Faith - Welcome to SharingCatholicFaith.com, the official internet site of Catholic author and speaker, Dr. Joseph White. Whether you are a catechist, Catholic school teacher, ministry leader, parent, or anyone else interested in sharing the faith with others, this site is for you. Join us as we spread the good news of Christ and His Church (http://www.sharingcatholicfaith.com)

+  Dr. Greg & Lisa take your calls

+  Close

Christ is the Answer – July 26, 2016: Keeping Our Faith

  • Program #: 775
  • Description: Instruction on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other topics critical to those seeking answers to life's greatest questions..