Talking about the "things that matter most" on Aug. 19
Live From the Iowa State Fair with KWKY - Catholic Radio for DesMoines, IA
4:00 – Revelations: Stories of Redemption and Hope
Liz Carl was 17 when she was raped. She felt violated all over again when she discovered she was pregnant. She said “It was not only ridiculous attempting to tell my mom and family, who believed me and helped me, but it was almost funny how many people I told who told other people I was lying, ‘because I got caught.’ I can't even explain how awful everything was for me. I wanted to die -- I just couldn't find the strength to do it.” But she did find God’s strength and she is here to tell her story.
4:20 – Debating the Mosque at Ground Zero
Archbishop Timothy Dolan, spiritual leader to New York City's two million Catholics, is urging "respectful discussion" from all parties locked in debate over plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, and he said he prays a responsible decision will be reached regarding the mosque's final location. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Dolan said he hopes any decision will respect the viewpoint of those who oppose an Islamic Center so close to the site of the fallen Twin Towers but will also protect the exercise of religious freedom. We have a pre-recorded news package explaining the issues involved and will follow that package with a live debate with Robert Spencer of JihadWatch.com and Dowad Walid of the Center for American Islamic Relations.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day
To be a Christian is to be a convert. The word “convert” applies in a real sense both to cradle-born Catholics and to those, traditionally regarded as converts, who become Catholics as adults. The Catholic Church is the divinely established framework of the program of a conversion, which Christ presented as a thorough change of mind and heart (metanoia). John Beaumont is here to summarize the lives of notable converts from Britain and Ireland and explain (by reference to quotations from their writings) why they entered the Catholic Church. These reasons were many.