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Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – Apr. 4

Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 4

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – A Journey to Christ Through the Art of the Passion on Stage
The Cross and the Light, an epic theatrical experience and deeply moving musical journey through Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, returns to the remarkable Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, April 10-13, 2014. Critics call it “Amazing!” “Broadway quality,” “Les Miserable in Jerusalem,” and the “Broadway version of the Passion of Christ!” This powerful performance will bring you to the foot of the Cross to experience Jesus’s final hours in a way that becomes a personal and profound encounter with our Savior. After Jesus’s death, the Risen Lord appears to His Apostles and prepares them for Pentecost. Don’t miss this awe-inspiring production. It’s a spiritual wake-up call; a bridge between where you are and where God wants you to be! We talk to director and creator Kelly Neito.

5:00 – Dangers to the Faith in Ukraine
Ukraine’s interim authorities have accused the country’s ousted president of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people — but their report yesterday provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev. Also yesterday, Ukraine sent 16 senior officers to Bulgaria to join a NATO military exercise in a very public demonstration of cooperation between the alliance and the crisis-torn former Soviet republic. The computer-simulation drills involved over 700 troops from 13 NATO members and partner nations and were being held just a few hundred miles away from Crimea. We talk to American-born Ukrainian Catholic priest Fr. Andriy Chirovsky.

5:20 – (Didn’t get to it yesterday) Kresta Comments: The New Divorce Phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” Dangerous, Ignorant and Untrue.
Last week, celebrity couple Gwtneth Paltro and Chris Martin announced their separation. In that statement they introduced the world to a new phrase: “Conscious Uncoupling.” It didn’t take long for the news of a celebrity divorce to be quickly eclipsed by that substitute term for the D word, one virtually no one had ever heard before. The person who coined the phrase, Katherine Woodward Thomas, a New Age 56-year-old psychotherapist, had this to say: “It’s a kinder term for divorce. It is essentially a no-drama approach to separation, one that protects the children and encourages both sides to avoid pointing fingers.” Al discusses this term and its dangers.

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