Friday, October 15, 2010

Today on Kresta in the Afternoon

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 15

4:00 – DUPES: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century
In this startling, intensively researched book, bestselling historian Paul Kengor shines light on a deeply troubling aspect of American history: the prominent role of the “dupe.” From the Bolshevik Revolution through the Cold War and right up to the present, many progressives have unwittingly aided some of America’s most dangerous opponents. Based on never-before-published FBI files, Soviet archives, and other primary sources, Dupes exposes the legions of liberals who have furthered the objectives of America’s adversaries. Kengor shows not only how such dupes contributed to history’s most destructive ideology—Communism, which claimed at least 100 million lives—but also why they are so relevant to today’s politics.

5:00 – Finance Friday: The Greatest Trade Ever
Today we continue our 10-part series intended to fully explore the practical, political, moral and philosophical underpinnings of the financial meltdown of 2008. Our guide will be Dr. Max Torres and each “Financial Friday” we will be using as a base of discussion, one book written on an aspect of the financial crisis. Today, we look at The Greatest Trade Ever.

5:40 - Are you Smarter Than An Atheist
Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new Pew Forum survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions. But does that headline tell the whole story? We talk about the much-discussed Pew Forum study on world religions with Fr. Robert Barron.

Finance Friday Part 3: House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

Max Torres IN STUDIO

- Visiting Professor of Business at IESE Business School in Barcelona Spain

- Principal, Executive Trainer, Consultant and Coach with the Three-Dimensional Leadership Institute

- Has been a financial consultant, retail account executive, and Executive Vice-President of Investments

- Holds a PhD in Business, a JD from Harvard, and a degree in philosophy from the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein

5:20 – Dissenters Form The American Catholic Council: The Archdiocese of Detroit Issues a Warning

Claiming that they are attempting to address the “serious deterioration of the US Church today,” organizers of a new Catholic reform organization are planning a national conclave in 2011 called the American Catholic Council. In what is being billed as a kind of off-site Vatican Council, the gathering promises “thoughtful discussion” of scholarly papers and presentations by Catholic theologians, scholars, and activists—all directed toward the goal of creating a new Church that is “fully in tune with the authentic Gospel message.” It’s called the American Catholic Council and is an attempt to resurrect the ashes of “Call to Action” along with many other famous dissident groups. Now, the Archdiocese of Detroit has spoken out warning the faithful against their lies. Anne Hendershott has been researching the group and has a report for us.

5:40 – A Pastoral Approach to Liturgical Change

The Vatican has given its approval to the proposed U.S. version of the new edition of the Roman Missal. Benedict XVI expressed his hope that the change in translation will serve "as a springboard for a renewal and a deepening of Eucharistic devotion all over the English-speaking world."A statement from the U.S. bishops clarified that the complete text of the Roman Missal is still being edited by Vatican officials, but is expected later this spring, when it will be prepared for publication. We talk to Deacon William Ditewig about preparing the faithful for changes in the liturgy.

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