Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 4, 2009
3:00 – Kresta Comments
3:20 – NASA: Past, Present, and Future
Jerry Woodfill has been working at NASA almost from the beginning – which was July 29, 1958. He was there for Apollo 11, Apollo 13, the Challenger and the Columbia. And he saw God’s hand in each of those events. We talk with Jerry about NASA: past, present and future.
3:40 – St. John Vianney turns 150!
“Faithfulness of Christ, faithfulness of priests” is the theme for this “Year for Priests”. Today also marks the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, known as the “Curé of Ars” As a key contribution to the celebration, a new theatrical drama VIANNEY will launch a worldwide tour with a premiere in Houston, Texas. The play focuses on the question, “What is a "priest?” and tells the story of St. John Vianney, whose exemplary life was so remarkable that the Pope has named him the patron of this jubilee year, and will, at the close of the year, declare him the patron of all the priests of the world. The VIANNEY drama, starring actor and film director Leonardo Defilippis, will open today, Vianney’s feast day, and the 150th anniversary of his death. We talk with Leonardo.
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Losing God: Clinging to Faith Through Doubt and Depression
Depression is far more common in our churches than many of us realize, and too often our churches unintentionally make the suffering even worse. Matt Rogers tells his story of struggle, doubt and depression, which lasted for four long years. He shows us that we are complex beings - physical and emotional as well as spiritual. As Rogers points out again and again, our theology should line up with this complexity and thus address the whole person. Matt will bring hope to those who carry the weight of depression . . . and it will help the rest of us to share and lift the emotional burden others carry instead of adding to it.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Feast of St. Martha – Extraordinary Moms’ Network
Everyone knows the biblical story of Martha and Mary, and who made the wiser choice. But what does the story say to mothers who are busy with housework, responsibilities, children, etc.? We take this opportunity to talk with Heidi Hess Saxton of the Extraordinary Moms’ Network who is currently writing a book on St. Martha.