Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Today on Kresta - August 5, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 5

Live from the Catholic Marketing Network Convention

3:00 – Kresta Comments

3:20 – Fulton Sheen on the Priesthood
In this year for priests, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, the postulator for the cause for canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen says that we should be looking to Sheen for his writings on the priesthood. Originally given as a retreat for Irish clergy in 1977, we look at Sheen’s Called and Chosen: The Never Changing Face of the Priesthood, in which he shares with remarkable frankness and amazing precision, his thoughts and feelings on what it means to be a priest of God.

3:40 – The Domestic Church
Pope John Paul II wrote that the “little domestic church, like the greater Church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized: hence its duty regarding permanent education in the faith.” That's a tall order for busy Catholic mothers. You might even say it's as big as a house: You wouldn't want to clean the whole thing in one fell swoop but, if you take it one room at a time, you'll get the job done. In a systematic course for mothers that's equally useful for groups and individuals, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle shows us how to remodel our homes based on the spiritual design of Holy Mother Church

4:00 – Freedom: Twelve Lives Transformed By the Theology of the Body.
God has revealed His mystery of love through the Word made flesh Theology of the Body. This phrase is not only the title of a series of talks by the late John Paul II - It represents the very logic of Christianity. The Theology of the Body calls us to encounter the living, Incarnate Christ and to ponder how His body reveals the meaning of our bodies. John Paul II’s teaching appeals to many different kinds of people: married, single, consecrated celibates, professionals, and stay-at-home moms. And it’s not just for Catholics either. We talk to Matt Pinto about Freedom: Twelve Lives Transformed By the Theology of the Body.

4:20 – Kresta Comments

4:40 – The 13th Day

FACT: Over 70,000 witnesses watched the sun spinning in the sky before plummeting towards the earth, in an extraordinary prophesized event, which became known as ‘The Miracle of the Sun’. In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children were chosen to offer a message of hope to the world. Based on the memoirs of the oldest Seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the TRUE story of three young shepherds who experienced six interactive apparitions with a “Lady from Heaven” between May and October 1917, which culminated into the final prophesized Miracle. The film was shown in public last night for the first time at the Catholic Marketing Network, and Steven Greydanus has the review.

5:00 – The Bible Compass: A Catholic's Guide to Navigating the Scriptures
We’ve long heard the jokes and characitures about Catholics and knowledge of Scripture. But knowing and understanding God’s word is no laughing matter. We talk with Scripture scholar Dr. Ted Sri about his forthcoming book The Bible Compass: A Catholic’s Guide to Navigating the Scriptures.

5:20 – The Future of Catholic Publishing
As we broadcast from the Catholic Marketing Network and talk with publishers, authors, and industry leaders, Mark Brumley, President and C.E.O. of Ignatius Press is here to look at the future of Catholic publishing. Where has it been, where is it now, and where is it headed?

5:40 – The Catholicism Project
The Catholicism Project is an epic series that will be one of the most innovative productions ever to promote the Catholic faith to the world. Fr. Robert Barron has gone from Jerusalem to Rome to Mexico City and beyond - and use art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition to tell an inspiring story and draw people into the faith. We talk about the 10-part series and his recent filming in Spain and Lourdes.

1 comment:

  1. I was impressed by Fr. Barron's reference to beauty, goodness and truth in relation to his new project. He also quoted someone who suggested that the triad, beauty, goodness and truth is the best model for presenting Biblical and spiritual truth. Start with beauty that attracts people, follow with goodness which inspires people and then present truth which often challenges people. I will try to use this method in my teaching and preaching.