Friday, June 11, 2010

Today on Kresta - June 11, 2010

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

4:00 – Catholic Answers to Catholic Questions
Over 2,000 years of tradition can lead to many questions and misunderstandings about the Catholic Faith. Why do Catholics pray for the dead?...Is there humor in the Bible?...Is purgatory painful?...Is there a dispensation for missing Mass when traveling?...Be more confident in your faith. Allow the why to enhance the what you do as a Catholic. Make better decisions. Be more prepared to pass on your faith to others. Feed your curiosity. Author, theology professor, and Catholic apologist Paul Thigpen ensures the answers are not only rock-solid, but also pastoral in their approach and written in everyday, relevant language.

4:40 - Kresta Comments

5:00 – Edith Stein and Companions On the Way to Auschwitz
On the same summer day in 1942, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and hundreds of other Catholic Jews were arrested in Holland by the occupying Nazis. One hundred thirteen of those taken into custody, several of them priests and nuns, perished at Auschwitz and other concentration camps. They were murdered in retaliation for the anti-Nazi pastoral letter written by the Dutch Catholic bishops. While Saint Teresa Benedicta is the most famous member of this group, having been canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998, all of them deserve the title of martyr, for they were killed not only because they were Jews but also because of the faith of the Church, which had compelled the Dutch bishops to protest the Nazi regime. Now, Fr. Paul Hamans has compiled these martyrs’ biographies, several of them detailed and accompanied by photographs. He joins us.

5:20 – June 11 – Feast of Bl. Ignatius Maloyan / 39 New Saints You Should Know
Pope John Paul II canonized or beatified such a staggering number of people—well over fifteen hundred—that many of them remain as obscure after receiving their new title as they were before. If you have never heard of Bartolo Longo, the former satanic priest, you are not alone. And what about Enrico Rebuschini, who battled depression? Or the happily married Luigi and Maria Beltrame-Quattrocchi? Brian O'Neel is here to tell some of the stories of ordinary human beings who demonstrate that holiness is not another word for boring, but a defining characteristic of those who threw themselves wholeheartedly into the adventure of life.

5:40 – 80s Nostalgia as New A-Team and Karate Kid Hit Theaters
There was a time during Steven Greydanus’ high school years when his family’s weekly rituals included two TV shows: “Knight Rider” and “The A-Team.” Twice a week they gathered on the sunroom couch around the box (yes, kids, TVs used to be shaped like boxes!) to see justice dispensed by a leather-jacketed David Hasselhoff and his talking Trans Am, and by four former Special Forces guys hiding out in the “Los Angeles underground.” We have some 80’s nostalgia today with the release of the new “A-Team” and “Karate Kid.”

1 comment:

  1. Listening to Kresta on WDEO from Ypsilanti, MI Friday evening, June 11, and again via podcast June 12th:
    I really liked Paul Thigpen's discussion. Concerning the question about the “Level of Spiritual Maturity at moment of death” :

    I find it difficult to accept the analogy of 50 gallon drum and thimble, both being full but with different capacities.

    I think of the parable in Matthew 20: This parable is an analogy for the kingdom of heaven that is easier for me to accept. All the workers were paid a full days wage, whether they began their work in the early morning or late in the day. It is human jealousy that is concerned about who gets paid what. Matthew 20:14 says: Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.

    Should I be jealous to see Bartolo Longo, the former satanic priest who is now a Saint rejoicing in the Love of God in the Kingdom of Heaven? or the even the sinner on the cross whom Jesus promised would be in paradise? I AM concerned about getting to heaven, but I am not concerned how big my cup will be when I am in heaven, for I know my cup will overflow in my Father’s house.

    I did not get the exact words, but is there a reference for the statement about : ”The depth of the Love we have at death is the depth which we will be glorified.” ?

    Thank you!