Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Today on Kresta - July 22, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 22

3:00 – Kresta Comments

3:20 – Be to Me a Father and a Priest

Fr. Peter Stravinskas says his priestly ministry has been far more challenging, interesting, and multi-faceted than he ever imagined when entering seminary. He says “Although teaching in, administering, and establishing Catholic schools (elementary, secondary, university, and seminary) have been a constant from my first days as a seminarian, I have also worn many other “hats”—from serving as a pastor, vocations director, and bishop’s secretary, to public relations work for the Church, to writing and lecturing on timely topics throughout the country and abroad, to founding a community of secular clergy devoted to the new evangelization, liturgical renewal, and Catholic education. He is here to look at the many ways in which he has been a priest, and his reflections on that vocation, without which the Church cannot exist.

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Seven Secular Challenges Facing 21st Century Catholics

The developments and advances in the postmodern age often pose problems, difficulties, and challenges for religious believers in their attempts to reconcile living their faith authentically with living in a society that is increasingly secular in its outlook and values. Fr. Val Peter is here to offer assessments, critiques, and insights into the 7 secular challenges facing 21st century Catholics.

5:00 – Appeals Court Deals Another Blow to “Islamist Lawfare”
Last week, seven Texas-area Islamic organizations lost an appeal of the unanimous ruling of the Texas Second Court of Appeals at Forth Worth, which protected the free speech rights of internet journalists and at the same time dealt a blow to the legal jihad being waged by radical Muslim groups throughout the United States. The Court upheld the dismissal of the libel lawsuit filed against internet reporter Joe Kaufman by the seven Islamic organizations.The lawsuit against Kaufman was funded by the Muslim Legal Fund for America. The head of that organization, Khalil Meek, admitted on a Muslim talk radio show that lawsuits were being filed against Kaufman and others to set an example. We talk with attorney Brian Rooney.

5:20 – Kresta Comments

5:40 – FOCA By Any Other Name…
As the prospects for passing health reform by the time Congress leaves for its August recess look bleaker, Democratic grumbling about President Obama is growing louder. One Democratic senator tells CNN congressional Democrats are “baffled,” and another senior Democratic source tells CNN members of the president’s own party are still “frustrated” that they’re not getting more specific direction from him on health care. The beneficiary of this delay may very well be the unborn. Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life explains.

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