Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Today on Kresta - May 6, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 6
Guest Host Nick Thomm

3:00 – TBA

3:20 – A Mother’s Rule of Life in the Domestic Church
Do you struggle to balance the many duties and countless responsibilities entailed with being a wife, mother and baptized believer? How can a woman find lasting fulfillment in today's world yet not compromise her core Christian values? In a Bible study for Catholic women, A Mother's Rule of Life in the Domestic Church, you will discover how to prioritize the many details and pressing obligations of life to become a woman of faith. With Mother’s Day upon us this weekend, Kimberly Hahn joins us.

4:00 – Craigslist Crack-Down?
South Carolina's top prosecutor is calling on Craigslist to take down ads about prostitution. Attorney General Henry McMaster said Craigslist needs to do more to combat postings that either advertise or solicit prostitution. Last year, he and attorneys general from dozens of other states entered into an agreement with Craigslist to improve the Web site's safeguards. Apparently they have not done enough to satisfy the AG. He joins us to explain the problem and his legal approach.

4:20 – Obama to be prayer day no-show
President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning. All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is tomorrow, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance. Jim Moore brings together hundreds of prayers composed largely by Americans from all walks of life to create an unparalleled and comprehensive collection of “home-grown” expressions of spirituality and religious conviction. We look at a history of prayer in America.

5:00 – Sports and the Catholic Family
Participation in athletic activities and playing on sports teams has been viewed as contributing in positive manner to the character development of children. However, a remarkable change has occurred over the past 20 years in regard to the degree of involvement on sports teams by children. Today, many children are under extreme pressures from both coaches and parents to commit themselves to give an unprecedented amount of time and effort to participation in team sports, including those teams which travel regularly on weekends and during the summer. One coach commented that some children now play up to 80 baseball games over the course of a summer, including playing in double headers and in repeated weekend tournaments. This significant change in regard to children's and families’ relationship with sports has damaged marriages, family life and the ability of a large number of children to enjoy sports as a pleasant, relaxing childhood activity. Psychiatrist Rick Fitzgibbons is here to address a number of issues related to this important area of child development and family life.

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