Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – January 23
BY: Kresta in the Afternoon
Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on January 23
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Illiberal Catholicism
What do nostalgic, Renaissance Faire Catholics have in common with neo-Marxists? What do would-be Catholic “Amish” separatists share with Inquisition re-enactors? What is the thread linking Cardinal Dolan, who wished that he could be the “biggest cheerleader” for Obamacare, and the right-wing Catholics who downplayed the bishops’ plea for religious liberty in the face of the HHS mandate — arguing that, instead, Catholics ought to be arguing whether contraception should even be legal? John Zmirak is here to answer those questions.
5:00 – Has the Media Finally Turned a Corner on Coverage of the March for Life?
ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, C-SPAN, FOX NEWS, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Reuters, the Associated Press, UPI, and more. What do they all have in common? Well – a lot – but yesterday there was one thing in particular: They all covered the March for Life and actually interviewed presenters, organizers, and marchers. Teresa Tomeo was there reporting for EWTN’s Live Coverage and tells us whether she thinks the media has turned a corner on one of the biggest annual Washington event.
5:20 – Police: Justin Bieber was drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, and taking prescription medication when arrested for drag racing
Police said today that pop singer Justin Beiber was arrested last night for drag-racing down a Miami Beach street while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. He was charged with DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Beiber is 19 years old. We use this as an opportunity to look at celebrity drug deaths, why they seem common and what lessons we can learn. Mike Vasquez of the St. Gregory Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehab joins us.
5:40 – Lone Survivor: The Man Behind the Movie
Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. Marcus joins us.