Monday, February 7, 2011

Today on Kresta - February 7, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 7

4:00 – The Soon-to-Be Archbishop of LA Talks Immigration, Catholic Radio, and More
José Horacio Gomez was born in Monterrey, Mexico, December 26, 1951. He became a priest and immigrated to the United States where he became Bishop of Denver, Archbishop of San Antonio and now will soon be Archbishop of Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez sits down with us to talk immigration, education, and Catholic Radio.

4:20 – America’s Premiere Biographer
David McCullough is one of the premiere biographers in America and has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other widely praised books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood. He joins Al to discuss what drives him, what inspires him, and what qualifies as good literature.

4:40 – Egypt and the Financial Markets
Stocks edged up last week as investors grew hopeful that the political standoff in Egypt will be contained and resolved peacefully, while the euro eased back from three-month highs against the dollar after a ratings downgrade of Ireland. Though Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak' vow late Tuesday to not stand for president again in September has not stopped the protests, there is a feeling in the markets that a peaceful transition may be in the works. George Schwartz, President and portfolio manager of the Ave Maria Family of Funds and author of Good Returns: Making Money by Morally Responsible Investing is here to analyze the markets and how they are responding to the Middle East turmoil.

5:00 – Justice Clarence Thomas Speech
On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered a speech at the Legatus Summit where “Kresta in the Afternoon” was being broadcast. While the Justice does not do media interviews while the Court is in session, we do have his moving and candid speech that we want to share with you.


  1. Al,

    I caught the very end of the speech that Justice Thomas gave at Legatus. I would like to hear the rest of it, but I noticed that the next day the link for that hour of the show was not available. I've searched YouTube and Google without any luck. Will you please post that interview again please.

  2. Thomas,

    Sorry, but we are not going to have the speech up on the podcast or sell CDs of that hour. It is not our intellectual property to distribute any further than we did.

    - Nick

  3. Abp Gomez recently stated in FL that Jesus was a forced immigrant. The Abp is not correct.
    The Holy Family lived within the Roman Empire which included Egypt and the other places visited by the Holy Family. The Holy Family travelled to be obey laws or protect the life of Jesus.
    This travel within the Roman Empire would be like travelling from one State to another State within the USA, and is not immigration.

    You will find the following within the "Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition" that:
    1) All Countries are allowed to pass immigration laws (which is even done by the Vatican);
    2) Immigrants are required to obey the laws of the host Country;
    3) The Church is Not to be involved in politics except to Save Souls and regarding the Fundamental Rights of All Men according to the Gospel;
    4) Bishops are responsible for everything "Catholic" within their own Diocese and must teach according to the teachings of the Magisterium, not the USCCB or other Bishop's Conferences. The Abp's LA Diocese does not encourage and promote the reading of the CCC by all those over age 15.