Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today on Kresta - June 3, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 3


4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America
The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is Islamism, whose sophisticated forces have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but also to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy offers a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep. For years, McCarthy warned of America’s blindness to the Islamist threat, but in The Grand Jihad McCarthy exposes a new, more insidious peril: the government’s active appeasement of the Islamist ideology. With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our very midst, gradually foisting Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.

5:00 – Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis: Working for Reform and Renewal
Since 1985, the Catholic Church in the United States has been living in the shadow of the clerical sexual abuse crisis. In 2002, revelations in Boston ignited an institutional nightmare. More recently, the scandal erupted in Ireland and spread across Europe. There is now a rush by some, both inside and outside the Church, to place direct blame upon Pope Benedict XVI. There is no escaping the fact that Pope Benedict, as the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and now as pope, has played an historically pivotal and personal role in the Vatican's response to the crisis. Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis is a groundbreaking, critically objective assessment of the criticism facing the pope as well as a review of his real response to the victims, abusers, bishops, media, and the millions of Catholics worldwide who continue to be justifiably horrified by the scandal. The first and foremost objective for this book is the truth no matter how difficult to face and letting the pope's record speak for itself. Authors Matthew Bunson and Greg Erlandson are with us.


  1. Never mind islam.Watch american catholics disobeying catholic popes and participating in the immoral invasion of vastly inferior countries.Watch our country blockade,bomb and torture.Our vastly superior military,going against the likes of iraq and afghanstan is like the world champion new orleans saints beating up on a high school junior varsity.They see our future plans.They watch catholic media.They know you catholics are not joking when you talk about pre-emptive nuke strikes on Iran...Watch yourselves too..rob

  2. I forgot to mention also that we are basically stealing their oil.Our bombs have destroyed their water and food supplies.But don't expect the tightly controlled media to show you pictures of all that.If I'm not censored, I'll try to keep you informed...rob

  3. Al,
    When you copy and paste a publisher's book description, you should say so on the blog.

    The description of Andrew McCarthy's book (published by Encounter Books) comes from the book flaps, which Amazon duplicated for its Product Description. The description of Bunson and Erlandson's book comes from Our Sunday Visitor.

    Al (or Nick), you should make it clear that these are not your words. Perhaps you could preface the book descriptions with something like "From the publisher" or "Publisher's product description."

  4. A happy CatholicJune 5, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Oooh someone has it in for Catholicism, don't they? Never mind 'never mind'! You don't discount one perceived problem just to promote another. Your personal feelings for or against Catholics (you don't know them all so let's try not to generalize too much Rob!) do not negate a potential global nightmare.

    I don't know what you have against the Church but don't let it deny you a broader perspective.