Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today on Kresta - May 7, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 7

3:00 – Annunciation Radio Dinner – Thurs., May 28
Annunciation Radio is a Catholic media apostolate serving Northwest Ohio and surrounding areas. In response to God’s call, their mission is to lovingly proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ, in union with the Magisterium of the Church. They are in the process of purchasing a station in Toledo and Al will be speaking at a fundraising banquet for them on May 28. We look at their mission and the importance of Catholic Radio with their president Deacon Mike Learned.

3:20 – Can Brark Obama be Converted on Abortion?
Can Brark Obama be Converted on Abortion? Fr. Edward Oakes says the short answer to that question is: probably not. But based on his campaign autobiography, he says he holds to at least this small—and therefore truly audacious—hope: When it comes to abortion, Barack Obama does not like being compared to Stephen Douglas. Maybe the President of Notre Dame could redeem himself on Commencement Day this May 17th by introducing the President of the United States to the assembled graduates as “our nation’s second Stephen Douglas.” Fr. Oakes is with us.

3:40 – Angels and Demons – Al’s Analysis

4:00 – TBA

4:20 – The Takeaway
When all is said and done, what will your kids take away from you? Pat Williams has had 19 cracks at it. As parents, we try to teach our children important lessons—but are usually left wondering, Is anything I'm saying getting through? As children, we tend to think our parents' advice is old school and doesn't apply to our lives. But guess what? They were listening, and it does apply. Pat Williams, father of nineteen multicultural children and senior vice-president of the Orlando Magic, and his daughter Karyn Williams, a rising music star, remind us of twenty simple, yet essential, truths for living a happy and fulfilled life. These memorable jewels of wisdom are lessons for all time that everyone can take away and apply to their lives. Practical and profound, this straightforward book can change your life for the better!

5:00 – Torture is a Moral Issue
Waterboarding? Electric shocks? Enhanced interrogation techniques. References to torture can be found in newspapers, radio and TV programs, and even in cartoon these days. Barak Obama has released “torture” memos from the Bush administration and many are pushing for prosecutions. One thing we know for sure is that torture is a moral issue. Dr. Patrick Lee, philosopher and Director of the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville joins us.

5:40 – Star Trek
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. It is, of course, Star Trek, and its latest version opens in theaters everywhere this weekend. Steven Greydanus has the review.

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