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

+  Kresta News Roundup: Down Syndrome Awareness

+  Jesus v. Abortion (2 segments)

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  • Description: There are three main positions that people adopt in the abortion debate: pro-life, pro-choice, and muddled middle. Charles Bellinger joins us with a critique of the pro-choice and muddled middle viewpoints and uses some unusual angles to address the arguments.
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    • Charles Bellinger
      Charles Bellinger is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of Jesus vs Abortion and other books.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 26, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Hostile Witnesses (full hour)

  • Description: Believers in Christ and His Church have been objects of persecution for 2000 years and their witness is a testimony to the truth of their faith. But it's not just believers who witness to the truth of Christianity. The Church's most ardent enemies provide unwitting evidence for Christian belief, morals and practice. We'll talk about it with Gary Michuta.
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    • Gary Michuta
      Gary Michuta has been a popular speaker on Catholic apologetics for more than 20 years. He is the former editor of Hands On Apologetics magazine and the author of 5 books including "How to Wolf-Proof your Kids" and "Hostile Witnesses." He also writes the award-winning "Behind the Bible" column for the Michigan Catholic newspaper.
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    • Hostile Witnesses: How the Historic Enemies of the Church Prove Christianity

      In Hostile Witnesses, Michuta looks at dozens of Christianity s most notorious foes beginning with the New Testament and through the twentieth century and draws from their antagonistic words and deeds surprising testimony to gospel truths. From the Pharisees to the Nazis, from the Crusades to the Reformation, he presents a parade of skeptics, heretics, pagan powers, and rival sects: each taking a turn in the witness s chair and giving an unexpected but compelling account in favor of Christ. Rich in research and written with clarity and force, Hostile Witnesses is a unique contribution to Catholic apologetics. And one that speaks with special urgency to a modern world in which the Faith is once again under attack. (learn more)

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The Good Fight – October 26, 2016 – Hour 2

  • Description: Barbara McGuigan, her guests, and her listeners talk about saints...past present and future. Sainthood is not beyond reach for any of us!

Christ is the Answer (Evening Edition) – October 26, 2016

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

Kresta in the Afternoon – October 25, 2016 – Hour 1

+  How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice (full hour)

  • Description: It is about winning friends, not arguments. It is about shedding light, not heat. It's about reframing the argument so hearts can be opened and minds can be inspired. Austen Ivereigh offers a new sort of apologetics. It is the fruit of a group of speakers and experts brought together by a single idea: to make sure that Catholics and the Church were represented properly in the media when Pope Benedict came to visit the UK in 2010. Their original and thoughtful approach helped make that visit a triumph and now it can be expanded for a much broader use. Austen joins us.
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    • Austen Ivereigh
      Austen Ivereigh is a British writer, journalist and commentator, and co-founder of Catholic Voices, a communications project now in 20 countries. He is the author of the biography The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (Henry Holt) and How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor). Both titles have been translated into many languages.
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    • How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice: Civil Responses to Catholic Hot Button Issues, Revised and Updated

      Since it was first released, How to Defend the Faith has given Catholics worldwide a new way of talking about their faith around the dinner table or at the office, getting across the Church's positions on contentious issues without losing their cool. It's about learning the principles that allow you to step outside the negative frames imposed by the news media and being well briefed on what the Church actually thinks about politics, gay people, marriage, women, sex abuse, and other key topics. Now revised and updated, How to Defend the Faith includes new sections on what we can learn from Pope Francis's communication, advice on how to give a talk, and many other invaluable tips and principles gleaned from the author's years of putting the Church's case in the media. Find your voice. Embody the new evangelization. Enjoy a new and better way to defend the Faith -- without ever having to raise your voice. (learn more)

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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 25, 2016 – Hour 2

+  The Charismatic Renewal, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church

  • Description: When the newly elected Pope Francis appeared at the window before the cheering crowd in St Peter’s Square, and promptly bowed down asking the people to pray for him, most of the public at large was charmed, but puzzled. Pope Benedict too had asked the people to pray for him from the outset, but without the bowed head. To some spectators, however—including the members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and their counterparts in the Protestant and Orthodox worlds—the gesture came as something surprisingly familiar. In the “charismatic” galaxy, prayer is offered and asked for in this way by people of all levels—specifically, prayer for a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We talk to Dr. Mary Healy, head of the Doctrinal Commission of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services
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    • Dr. Mary Healy
      Mary Healy is an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and the general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and is the author of two of its volumes: the Gospel of Mark and the Letter to the Hebrews. She’s also the author of Men and Women are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. She serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and was appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

Christian Classics – October 25, 2016

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

Food for the Journey – October 25, 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.

Fire on the Earth – October 25, 2016

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

The Doctor Is In – October 25, 2016

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!