Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today on Kresta - May 12, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 12

3:00 – Christian History Project Back on Track – Volume 7 Published

To publish the last six volumes of the landmark book series called “The Christians: Their First Two Thousand Years,” and to better access the opportunities for the series rapidly opening in the television field, the Christian History Project has turned the series over to a new non-profit society, organized by the series’ general editor Ted Byfield. Ted is with us to look at the struggle to get the project back on track and the latest release – Volume 7 – on the Crusades.
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3:40 – Obama Gets His First Crack at the Supreme Court – What Should We Expect?
President Barack Obama today met with key Senate leaders from both parties as he moves closer to choosing a nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. Obama talked at the White House with Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee. The White House has ruled out that Obama will name his Supreme Court pick this week. Souter is retiring in June, and Obama wants to have a nominee confirmed when the next Supreme Court session starts in October. What can we expect from Obama’s first nomination? Gary Bauer offers his opinion.
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4:00 – Kresta Comments

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4:20 – Pope’s Trip Meets Turbulence

Jewish leaders are criticizing Pope Benedict’s address at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Memorial to victims of the Holocaust. Charlotte Knobloch, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, called the speech “half hearted.” Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, said it lacked “an expression of empathy with the sorrow” and that “there certainly was no apology expressed here.” He continued, “Something was missing. There was no mention of the Germans or the Nazis who participated in the butchery, nor a word of regret.” The former chief rabbi of Israel added on Israeli television, “There is a clear difference between ‘killed’ and ‘murdered’. There is a difference between saying millions in the Holocaust and saying six million. The word six was not said.” Six hours earlier, during the welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Pope Benedict had said, “It is right and fitting that, during my stay in Israel, I will have the opportunity to honor the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Shoah, and to pray that humanity will never again witness a crime of such magnitude.” Ron Rychlak joins us for analysis.
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4:40 – Where Will This Year’s Graduates Find a Model of Manhood?
Brad Miner
has a challenge to modern men: recover the oldest and best ideal of manhood—the gentleman. He outlines a manly model who is neither prude nor prig nor fop. The gentleman is a classic combination of strength and selflessness, contemplation, correct action and, yes…cool. He is the aristocrat not of wealth or birth, but of virtue. Miner is too wise in the ways of young men to think they will respond to a lecture or another guidebook on which fork to use or how to keep a bowtie from spinning. Instead he tells a story of an ideal and the men throughout history who have tried—always imperfectly—to live up to it. We look at The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry.
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5:00 – Direct to my Desk

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1 comment:

  1. I would love to pass on this book.

    As my cofacilitator and I studied our ENDOW lesson on Thomas Aquinas, this topic came up - how men need to be men in our society! We believe that is why so many apostolates and men's conferences are springing up - men are regaining their God given manhood.

    My husband is one of the founders of the St. Joseph Lake Orion BraveHearts. He is a true man of God, as is my friend's husband. My Bob has attended a midnight Holy Hour every Monday for 4 years now, and then goes to mass the next day before work. I often am tempted to complain that he's giving too much - yet what is it taking away? He's always very loving to us, and the graces we've received as a family are palpable.

    I love how he makes a point to let me go ahead of him in the communion line. How he writes me a short note every morning before he leaves for work about how he appreciates me. How he works hard for our family yet is home at every moment he can be, and regularly does the dishes and laundry for me.

    And after 10 years, he still says I'm beautiful and welcomes my comments, though I'm overweight and overwrinkled and grumpy 90% of the time.

    I married a true gentleman.