Monday, January 10, 2011

Today on Kresta - January 10, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 10

4:00 – Kresta Comments – The Rise of New Age Literature?

4:20 – Infinite Bandwidth: Encountering Christ in the Media
Franciscan University of Steubenville Professor Eugene Gan has written the first-of-its-kind Catholic roadmap for the digital age: Infinite Bandwidth: Encountering Christ in the Media. He navigates you faithfully through the digital world, encouraging frustrated parents not to throw out cell phones, ban the Internet, chuck computers, or pitch portable media devices. That would be a mistake and believe it or not would be going against more than seven decades of Catholic teaching. From Church documents on social communications, Gan extracts seven principles or media keys of how to approach and use media. The Church and Gan say that we must enter into the modern day Areopagus, the social and intellectual hub of ancient Athens where Paul preached to pagans, and use the media tools God has given us to make truth known and serve mankind.

5:00 – Light of the World
Never has a Pope, in a book-length interview, dealt so directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as Pope Benedict XVI does in Light of the World. Taken from a recent week-long series of interviews with veteran journalist Peter Seewald, this book tackles head-on some of the greatest issues facing the world of our time – and the controversy has been huge. We look at the preoccupation of the media with the section of the book dealing with sexuality and condom use, but we get much deeper as well. The book was published in English last week by Ignatius Press. We talk to Ignatius Press Founder and Editor, as well as student of then-Professor Joseph Ratzinger - Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio.

5:40 – Light of the World
We continue our discussion of Pope Benedict’s Light of the World with Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire Ministries.

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