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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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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 28, 2016 – Hour 1

+  John Paul II and the All-Male Priesthood (2 segments)

  • Description: In 1994 Pope John Paul II issued the apostolic letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, which reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on male-only priesthoodWe’ll talk about why with Fr. John Riccardo.
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    • Fr. John Riccardo
      Fr. John Riccardo is the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan and the host of Christ is the Answer on Ave Maria Radio.
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    • Ordinatio Sacerdotalis and subsequent responses -
      The teaching that the sacrament of holy orders can be conferred only on a baptized male is an infallible teaching of the Catholic faith which has been passed down since the time of Jesus. Of necessity, this has been clearly re-stated in recent documents of the Magisterium. We here present the two most important documents, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis and the CDF’s response to a question concerning it, both of which were writter or ordered by Pope John Paul II. For further background we have also included a letter by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger concerning the CDF reply and the document 1976 CDF document Inter Insignores, which goes into the reasons for a male priesthood. (click to read more)

+  Can Catholics and Evangelicals Learn from Each Other?

  • Description: Keith Major’s family left the Catholic Church when he was a young child. After many years as an Evangelical, he returned to full communion with the Church. Despite their differences, there are many things Catholics and Evangelicals can learn from each other. Keith is here to talk about it.
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    • Keith Major
      Keith Major is the Director of Marketing and Media at Franciscan University.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 28, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Where do I Start with...the Theology of the Body? (full hour)

  • Description: How do we explain the Church’s teaching on the Theology of the Body? It starts in our local parishes. Damon Owens joins us to talk about how the Theology of the Body is coming alive in churches across the nation.
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    • Damon Owens
      Damon Owens is the Executive Director of the Theology of the Body Institute. He’s the founder of Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey and the New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association. He’s a Certified Speaker for the TOB Institute and a National Trainer for Ascension Press.
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Food for the Journey – September 28, 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 – September 28, 2016

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

Fire on the Earth – September 28, 2016

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

The Doctor Is In – September 28, 2016

  • Description: Dr. Ray Guarendi takes your calls!

Catholic Connection – September 28, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

  • Description: We listen to a recording of a talk Fr. Frank Pavone gave last night in Birmingham, AL during Teresa's "Catholic View for Women" pilgrimage.

+  St. Nicholas Institute Awards Banquet

+  Conclusion

  • Description: Teresa previews the upcoming hour of "Catholic Connection."

Catholic Connection – September 28, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  40 Days UNITED for Life Nationwide Bus Tour

  • Description: 40 Days for Life will launch its 50 state UNITED bus tour with a kick-off event on Wednesday, September 28 at noon in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Pro-life leaders from influential grassroots organizations will gather to help 40 Days for Life commence a nationwide UNITED bus tour. The UNITED tour will make stops in more than 125 cities to hold rallies and prayer vigils that will encourage Christians to stand together for the sanctity of life across the nation. From September 28 to November 6, the campaign will cover all 50 states in only 40 days.
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    • David Bereit

      National Director , 40 Days for Life David became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of people together and dramatically reduced abortions in the region. Planned Parenthood recognized the effectiveness of David’s efforts when it labeled his town “the most anti-choice place in the nation.” David led the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas.

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+  40 Days UNITED for Life Nationwide Bus Tour

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+  Latest News from the Vatican

  • Description: Joan Lewis is the author of the blog "Joan's Rome." She joins us each week to share the latest news out of the Vatican concerning the Holy Father and the Catholic Church.
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+  Latest News from the Vatican

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Christ is the Answer – September 28, 2016: Why Be Catholic?

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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..