Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today on Kresta - August 20, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 20

Live From the Iowa State Fair With KWKY – Catholic Radio For Des Moines

3:00 – How to Stay Catholic in College
“After they graduate from high school or move away from home, just 2 out of 5 teens say it is ‘very likely’ they will attend a Christian church on a regular basis”(George Barna, Real Teens, p. 136). Starting high school or leaving home for college is a pivotal time in the life of every young person. On campus, students leave behind their church, their friends, their families – namely, their sources of support, accountability and encouragement. Every campus in today's world is a battleground where students must diligently fight to keep their faith, build strong relationships, grow in holiness, and avoid temptations. Don’t make the mistake of allowing your students to walk onto campus this Fall unprepared to do battle for their faith. Send them into battle as soldiers for Christ, equipped and prepared for intelligent warfare. Steve Wood is here to equip you.

3:40 – PBS' ban on religious programming isn't very liberal
All individuals and institutions are, to some degree, marked by inconsistency. Not all of our ducks -- conceptual and behavioral -- are ever quite in a row. But sometimes, an inconsistency is so sharp, so jarring, that it crosses the line into hypocrisy. A case in point is the decision of the Public Broadcasting System to exclude any religious programming from its schedule. The usual reasons are trotted out: religion is divisive; it would be impossible to give equal time to all denominations; the public forum should not be the place for partisan speech but rather for objective exploration of issues, etc. etc. But how has this played out on the air? Fr. Robert Barron has the analysis.

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – A Taste of Heaven
Part travel guide, part cookbook, A Taste of Heaven is a delightful survey of the fine food and drink made by Catholic religious orders in America, Belgium, France, and Germany. From positively scrumptious beer and cheese to some of the richest chocolate on earth, the treats presented in this book are heavenly indeed, and author Madeline Scherb beautifully captures the heart and spirit of the holy work that goes into producing them. With vivid descriptions of the monasteries, their fascinating histories, and helpful advice for travelers on getting there and getting the most out of their visit, this book will serve as an invaluable guide. Madeline is our guest.

4:40 – The Pedagogy of God: Source and Model of Catechesis
Amicitia Catechistica is an association of institutions involved in the formation of catechists, begun by the Notre Dame de Vie (France), Franciscan University (Steubenville, Ohio) and Maryvale Institute (Birmingham, UK) with the support and encouragement of Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria, Editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The group just held their third International Conference on Catechetics, and Ken Ogorek, Director of Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis was there. He joins us.

5:00 – Physical Graffiti: A Catholic Perspective on Body Art
Every day across the United States — indeed, throughout the world — men and women, boys and girls, get themselves tattooed and pierced. And not just their ears. They are participating in the modern fad of “body art,” which has its origins in antiquity, but which in recent decades as developed into some extreme forms that are often quite disturbing. The intentional marking or mutilation of the human body under the guise of “body art” goes beyond simple tattoos or ear-piercing as adornment for women. But from a Catholic perspective, what is the difference between piercing your ear or your lip? We look at a Catholic approach to body art. Deacon Robert Lukosh is our guest.

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