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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 22, 2016 – Hour 1

+  A Trump Speechwriter Reflects on the RNC

  • Description: Frank Buckley, who helped write Donald Trump Jr's speech, will give us his thoughts on the Republican National Convention.
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    • Frank Buckley
      Frank Buckley is a volunteer with the Trump campaign and helped write Donald Trump, Jr.’s speech for the RNC. He is a professor at Scalia Law School at George Mason University and the author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America.
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+  Direct to My Desk: Has the RNC Changed your Thoughts?

  • Description: The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night with Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. Has the Convention made you more or less likely to vote for Donald? What are some positive reasons you have for voting your candidate – beyond the fact they “aren’t their opponent?” Would a Trump presidency be good or bad for the Pro-Life movement? We’ll get your thoughts on these questions and more at 877-573-7825.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 22, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Direct to My Desk: Has the RNC Changed your Thoughts? (full hour)

  • Description: The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night with Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. Has the Convention made you more or less likely to vote for Donald? What are some positive reasons you have for voting your candidate – beyond the fact they “aren’t their opponent?” Would a Trump presidency be good or bad for the Pro-Life movement? We’ll get your thoughts on these questions and more at 877-573-7825.
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Catholic Connection – July 22, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

+  Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life-Changing Gift

  • Description: "Religion professor and media commentator, Mathew N. Schmalz – once a childhood bully – has something to say about mercy’s life-changing possibilities. With his own life as backdrop for reflections on forgiveness, compassion, and clemency, Schmalz details personal accounts of mercy that show it doesn’t always come easily, but is infinitely rewarding. In Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life-Changing Gift (Our Sunday Visitor, 2016), Schmalz’s 12 chapter-profiles each relate a personal experience of mercy which helped him know the mercy of Christ. He describes his adoption, his forgiveness of his birth mother, and his meeting with the victim of his grade-school bullying, among many others. Each story is presented in up-close detail which allows the reader to identify with the situation."
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    • Mathew Schmalz
      Associate Professor , College of the Holy Cross
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+  Conclusion

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

Food for the Journey – July 22, 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 22, 2016

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

Fire on the Earth – July 22, 2016

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

Catholic Connection – July 22, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Intro, News & Annie Mitchell

  • Description: Before today's news, Teresa checks in with Annie Mitchell to find out what we can look forward to on the "Son Rise Morning Show" next week.
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    • Annie Mitchell
      Host , Son Rise Morning Show

+  29th Annual Courage Conference

+  29th Annual Courage Conference

  • Description: Fr. Philip Bochanski continued

+  Republican National Convention 2016

  • Description: EWTN News Nightly's Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director, Lauren Ashburn, joins Teresa live from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH.
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    • Lauren Ashburn
      Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director , EWTN News Nightly

+  Republican National Convention 2016

  • Description: Lauren Ashburn continued

More2Life – July 22, 2016: You Don't Understand

  • 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

+  Intro & Dr. Greg and Lisa take your calls

+  Dr. Greg & Lisa talk with their guest

  • Segment Guests:
    • Rachel Watkins
      , Little Flowers Girls' Club

      Rachel Watkins is the homeschooling mother of eleven, a freelance writer and creator of The Little Flower Girl's Clubs(www.eccehomopress.com). She served on the board of the National Association of Catholic Home Educators (NACHE)for over twelve years.

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        • Little Flowers Girls' Club - Little Flowers Girls Club® is a Catholic program for girls ages 5 and up based on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of Catholic saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed by a Catholic mom of eleven, Rachel Watkins. The Club strives to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire the girls to become authentic Catholic women. Nine virtues are included in each of three different Wreaths or years of study. While the first wreath is loosely based on Fr. Lasance’s Catholic Girls Guide, all the wreaths provide an introduction to virtues that make them fun as well as easy to understand and put into practice. A fourth year, studying the fruits of the Spirit is also available. The format of the Clubs is flexible, with groups meeting monthly, bi-monthly or weekly. Badges for the virtues are earned by studying the saint associated with the virtue, memorizing relevant scripture verses and studying the Catechism. The program is flexible enough to use with a variety of age groups. Little Flowers Girls Club® has also been successfully implemented in the family. Sashes, vests, skirts, bandanas, t-shirts and other items are extras that add to the experience, but are not necessary to running a successful Club. The Leader's Guide for each Wreath offers suggestions for running meetings, planning crafts and activities, talks on virtues and other relevant information. The Member's Guide includes the activities, saints' biographies, pictures of the saints, and prayers for each girl. Each of the girls in the Club should purchase their own Member's Guide. Other items that leaders find useful - but are not necessary to running a successful club - are the Memory Verse CD/Cassettes, the Tea and Luncheon Manual, the Virtue Badges, and the Craft Companion and Merit Certificates. Leaders should have fun with the program and use the flexibility to choose the items that are right for your group's needs. God bless you in your work for His work! (http://www.eccehomopress.com/LFGC_home.htm)

+  Dr. Greg & Lisa take your calls

+  Close

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 21, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup

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    • Kresta News Roundup
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    • Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler

      The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him "Hitler's Pope." But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pius ran the world's largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly but secretive, he skimmed from church charities to pay covert couriers, and surreptitiously tape-recorded his meetings with top Nazis. When he learned of the Holocaust, Pius played his cards close to his chest. He sent birthday cards to Hitler--while plotting to overthrow him. Church of Spies documents this cross-and-dagger intrigue in shocking detail. Gun-toting Jesuits stole blueprints to Hitler's homes. A Catholic book publisher flew a sports plane over the Alps with secrets filched from the head of Hitler's bodyguard. The keeper of the Vatican crypt ran a spy ring that betrayed German war plans and wounded Hitler in a briefcase bombing. The plotters made history in ways they hardly expected. They inspired European unification, forged a U.S.-Vatican alliance that spanned the Cold War, and challenged Church teachings on Jews. Yet Pius' secret war muted his public response to Nazi crimes. Fearing that overt protest would impede his covert actions, he never spoke the "fiery words" he wanted. Told with heart-pounding suspense, based on secret transcripts and unsealed files, Church of Spiesthrows open the Vatican's doors to reveal some of the most astonishing events in the history of the papacy. The result is an unprecedented book that will change perceptions of how the world's greatest moral institution met the greatest moral crisis in history. (learn more)

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+  Ghettocide: Cops, Black Lives Matter, and Solving Crime in the Inner City

  • Description: On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young black man was shot and killed on the sidewalk. His murderer jumped into a car and vanished, hoping to become yet another killer who is never arrested. In America, such “ghettocides” are largely ignored. Detective John Skaggs made sure this case wasn’t as he led a brilliant team to pursue justice at all costs. We’ll get the story from Jill Leovy.
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    • Jill Leovy
      Jill Leovy is the author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America and an award-winning reporter for the LA Times.
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    • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

      On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder—a “ghettoside” killing, one young black man slaying another—and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities—and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped. (learn more)

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+  GOP Convention gets Exciting

  • Description: Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence addressed the GOP convention last night, but his speech has been overshadowed by Ted Cruz. Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump and instead urged voters to “vote their conscience.” We’ll get the latest on the convention from Matthew Bunson.
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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Dr. Matthew Bunson is Senior Correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor and a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is the author or co-author of over forty-five books, as well as editor, lecturer, and expert on Church history, the papacy, and Catholic culture. He serves as a special consultant for many Catholic and secular TV and radio programs. His books include: Our Sunday Visitor's The Catholic Almanac (editor); The Encyclopedia of Catholic History; The Encyclopedia of Saints; Papal Wisdom; All Shall Be Well; Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire; and The Angelic Doctor: The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas; The Pope Encyclopedia; We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, the first Catholic biography of the Holy Father in the English language; St. Damien of Molokai: Apostle of the Exiled;and The Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History. He is editor of Our Sunday Visitor's The Catholic Answer magazine. Dr. Bunson is on the faculty of the Catholic Distance University where he teaches Church history, including Catholic-Islamic relations and Medieval and American Catholic History. In addition, he is a contributing editor and columnist for This Rock magazine and moderator of the Church history forum for EWTN.com.
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    • RNC Day 3: A Pence of Unity -
      As Governor of Indiana since 2013, Pence has become popular among other conservative governors who share his many concerns about the economy, taxation, life issues and education. As with Congress, Pence could be a good conduit for a Trump Administration to deal with independent-minded governors.

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