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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 27, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup

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    • Freddie Gray and the Rush to Judgment -
      Local prosecutors, being elected to office, are subject to the rule of the people. Their decisions, however, are not — or at least they shouldn't be. Any state's attorney or district attorney worthy of the office gives public opinion about particular cases exactly the weight it deserves: zero. (click to read more)

    • Opinion: Mosby was right to file charges, right to drop them -
      State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to pursue charges against the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest was the right one. His treatment and the circumstances surrounding his fatal injury while in custody raised serious questions about the legal standards to which we hold police, and the evidence warranted the kind of open airing that can only happen in court. (click to read more)

    • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped -
      Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. (click to read more)

+  Scythian: Reinventing Folk Rock in America (2 segments)

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  • Description: Scythian is a band that plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy and storytelling songwriting. They’re been getting people dancing all night for more than ten years. We’ll talk about their experience with bandmembers Dan and Alex Fedoryka.
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    • Alex Fedoryka
      Alex Fedoryka plays fiddle, mandolin and bass for Scythians and is also a vocalist. He has been playing since age 3 and spent six months in Japan studying under the renowned Dr Suzuki. He also spent 4 months playing in the streets of Ireland.
      • Dan Fedoryka
        Dan Fedoryka plays rhythm guitar and accordion and is also a vocalist. He trained as a classical pianist and made the switch to guitar to play with his brother. He enjoys the free and loose spirit of Celtic music.
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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 27, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us (full hour)

  • Description: Are the little sins we struggle with every day, such as getting mad at someone who cuts us off on the highway, really harmful? In the Sermon on the Mount Christ said that even those who use mild insults against each other will be subject to judgment. We’ll talk about the dangers of gateway sins with Elizabeth Scalia.
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    • Elizabeth Scalia
      Elizabeth Scalia is a Benedictine Oblate, an award-winning writer. and a regularly-featured columnist at First Things and at The Catholic Answer Magazine. Read her books, Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life and “I Don’t Want to Be a Hoo-er” (*And You Shouldn’t Want to be One, Either), with Foreword by Cardinal Timothy Dolan
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    • Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bads Habits Before They Kick Us

      Most of us at one time have said, or thought, something like:

      • So I procrastinate, it s not like it's hurting anyone!
      • Enough about you, back to me.
      • I deserve this, so I'm treating myself!
      • If I can t have it, she shouldn't either.
      • I'll get around to it... or not.
      • It's not really gossip if it's all true, right?
      • (And the granddaddy of them all) But that doesn't make me a bad person!
      Are these really sins, you ask? After all, they re not murder, theft, or violence. Don t they just mean we're human? Writer, speaker, and blogger Elizabeth Scalia takes a look at thirteen of these little sins that, if left unexamined and unconfessed, can have a serious impact on our spiritual lives and relationship with Christ. Through her honest (and sometimes funny) examination of these same sins in her own life, as well as Church teaching on each one, she helps us ask ourselves the tough questions, and the tools to kick these bad habits before they kick us. (learn more)

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The Good Fight – July 27, 2016 – Hour 1

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

The Good Fight – July 27, 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) – July 27, 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 – 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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)

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    • 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

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    • Tim Kaine: An Explosion Waiting to Happen? -
      We have seen this script before: The Democrats, confirmed now as a radical, pro-abortion party, will fill out their presidential ticket with a Catholic candidate for Vice President. He will be down-to-earth, with all of the warmth associated with a certain ethnic style of Catholic life. He will be earnest in his professions of attachment to the Church, he will attend Mass regularly. But for the sake of fitting into that party in its current incarnation, he is willing to detach himself, discreetly, from the deepest moral teachings of his Church, most notably, on the taking of innocent life in abortion. (click to read more)

    • Living the Gospel of Life -
      Today I believe the Lord is saying to us all: do not hesitate, do not be afraid to engage the good fight of the faith (cf. I Tim 6:12). When we preach the liberating message of Jesus Christ we are offering the words of life to the world. Our prophetic witness is an urgent and essential service not just to the Catholic community but to the whole human family. (click to read more)

Kresta in the Afternoon – July 26, 2016 – Hour 2

  • Description: Ave Maria Radio's flagship national production is Kresta in the Afternoon, hosted by journalist/author/evangelist Al Kresta.

+  Kresta News Roundup

+  Hope for the World: An Interview with Raymond Cardinal Burke

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  • Description: Raymond Cardinal Burke joins us for a wide-ranging discussion, including his memories of Vatican II, his impressions of Pope Francis, the current state of the Church and much more.
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    • Cardinal Raymond Burke
      Raymond Cardinal Burke is Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
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    • Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ

      In a thorough and hard-hitting discussion, Cardinal Raymond Burke frankly offers his thoughts and insights on the pressing issues of our times: the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world, the liturgy, spiritual renewal, marriage and family, respect for human life, and more. His deep love for Christ is evident as he recounts his own upbringing in a devout Catholic family, his early priestly years, and his service as a bishop in the United States and Rome. Every topic is approached from the perspective of deep faith and sound reasoning, without polemics. Cardinal Burke, a great canonist with long pastoral experience, treats difficult subjects with clarity and directness. His lucid and straightforward answers help with understanding the essential moral and spiritual challenges of today. They uncover the foundational truths of the natural law, which is written on our hearts. (learn more)

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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.