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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 30, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Direct to My Desk: Building Parishes

  • Description: If you attended Mass at your home parish for the first time, would you return? Why or why not? Do you invite your non-Catholic friends to Mass at your parish? We'll take your calls.
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    • Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission

      An engaging guide for parishes seeking to cultivate communities of discipleship and vibrant, dynamic faith. Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Church's many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come. (learn more)

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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 29, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup

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    • How Decades of Divorce Helped Erode Religion -
      Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other.

      Divorce rates climbed to the highest levels ever in the 1980s, when about half of all marriages ended in divorce.

      And in the present day, Americans are rapidly becoming less religious. Since 1972, the share of Americans who say they do not adhere to any particular religion has increased from 5 percent of the population to 25 percent.

      Could these trends be related? (click to read more)

    • The Angel of Dachau is Now a Blessed -
      Father Engelmar Unzeitig, who was interred in the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp and has been recognized as a martyr, was beatified during a Mass on Saturday. (click to read more)

+  Rearview Mirror: Nuremberg Trials and the Natural Law

+  Preparing for the Archdiocese of Detroit Evangelization Synod

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  • Description: As the Archdiocese of Detroit prepares for its Synod on Evangelization, Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate a Mass for Pardon, acknowledging and repenting for ways the disciples of Christ have failed in fulfilling their mission. We'll talk about it with him today.
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    • Archbishop Allen Vigneron
      Archbishop Allen Vigneron has been the Archbishop of the Detroit Archdiocese since 2009. He was formerly the bishop of Oakland, CA and rector-president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 29, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Social Science Apologetics: The Positive Value of Humane Vitae

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  • Description: The United Kingdom-based Wijngaards Insititute recently released a statement calling on the Catholic Church to reverse its opposition to contraception. In response, hundreds of Catholic scholars with degrees in law, theology, medicine and other fields signed a document in support of Church teaching. Dr. Greg Popcak was among the contributing scholars. He joins us today.
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    • Dr. Greg Popcak
      Dr Greg Popcak is the Executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. He and his wife Lisa co-host More2Life on Ave Maria Radio. Greg holds an adjunct faculty position in the sociology and graduate theology programs at Franciscan University.
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+  A Charlie Brown Religion (2 segments)

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  • Description: Charles Schutlz’s Peanuts comic strip forever changed the industry. The endearing and witty remarks brought to life by Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy and their friends have caused newspaper readers and television viewers to laugh, sigh, gasp and ponder for more than half a century. Religion played a significant role in the strip. We’ll look at the faith of Charles Schultz with Stephen Lind.
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    • Stephen Lind
      Stephen is an assistant professor of business communication at Washington and Lee University. He holds a PhD in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design from Clemson University. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and the Journal of Communication and Religion. Visit him at StephenJLind.com
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    • A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz (Great Comics Artists Series)

      Based on new archival research and original interviews with Schulz’s family, friends, and colleagues, author Stephen J. Lind offers a new spiritual biography of the life and work of the great comic strip artist. In his lifetime, aficionados and detractors both labeled Schulz as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal views on faith have eluded journalists and biographers for decades. Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they begin to see the nuances of the humorist’s own complex, intense journey toward understanding God and faith. (learn more)

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Christian Classics – September 29, 2016

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

Fire on the Earth – September 29, 2016

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

Food for the Journey – September 29, 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.

The Doctor Is In – September 29, 2016

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

Catholic Connection – September 29, 2016 – Hour 1

  • Description: Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today.

Catholic Connection – September 29, 2016 – Hour 2

  • Description: Daily live call-in program designed to offer Catholics and other Christians an opportunity to hear from and talk with some of the leading apologists and theologians in the Church today.

Christ is the Answer – September 29, 2016: God's Love Made Visible

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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..