Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Today on Kresta - August 11, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 11

3:00 – Kresta Comments

3:20 – TBA

3:40 – Health Care Reform, Abortion, and MI
PA Senator Arlen Specter today said that Senate Democrats will seek two levels of health care coverage – on with an option for abortion coverage and a second level without abortion coverage. Meanwhile, the U.S. bishops' conference Committee on Pro-Life Activities Chairman is urging lawmakers to amend a health care reform proposal so that it respects ALL life and conscience rights. This afternoon MI Right to Life President Barb Listing hosted a teleseminar on the health care reform debate. She joins us.

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Aug. 11, 70: Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple

On this day in the year 70, Roman troops, sent by Emperor Vespasian to put down a Jewish rebellion, break through the walls of Jerusalem and destroyed the temple. Some said that the event occurred on the same day of the year as the earlier destruction of Solomon's temple by Babylonians. We talk with Roy Schoeman about the significance of this event for the Jewish people.

5:00 – Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love
Today, Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to inspire the devotion of millions. From Canada to Argentina — and even beyond the Americas — one finds great devotion to her, and great appreciation for her message of love, unity and hope. Her shrine in Mexico City, where the miraculous image is housed to this day, is one of the most visited in the world. Carl Anderson is here to trace the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the sixteenth century to the present discuss of how her message was and continues to be an important catalyst for religious and cultural transformation. Looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe as a model of the Church and Juan Diego as a model for all Christians who seek to answer Christ's call of conversion and witness, he explores the changing face of the Catholic Church in North, Central, and South America, and shows how Our Lady of Guadalupe's message was not only historically significant, but how it speaks to contemporary issues confronting the American continents and people today.

5:40 – All Things Girl: Truth for Teens
Filled with the teachings of the Catholic Church, along with stories of hope and inspiration, girls are encouraged to learn and diligently live their Catholic faith with joy and integrity. Written with the same honesty and understanding that made their tween All Things Girl series so popular, the authors of Truth for Teens tackle a variety of today’s issues in a straightforward way that all teens appreciate. Sections include: You Are Here for a Reason; Relationships; Learning from All of God’s Creatures; Influences from the Feminist Movement; Be Mindful of the Media Messages; Fashion; Skin, Makeup and Hair; Financial Responsibility; How Does Your Garden Grow?; Every Life Is a Vocation; Virtues to Live by; and A Plan for Life. Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow join us.

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