Monday, March 14, 2011

Today on Kresta - March 14, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 14

4:00 – Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure, walked across the road to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, hew book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.

4:20 – Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper
In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover, the night before he was crucified. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This is my body… This is my blood”? He is with us to answer those questions.

5:00 – Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts
The controversial principle of a "responsibility to protect" asserts that nations have an obligation to stop genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity beyond their borders, even by the use of force. With the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the current protests spreading all across the Middle East, we once more raise the age-old question of: under what conditions do countries intervene in other country’s affairs? Susan Yoshihara, author of Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts, joins us.

5:20 – First Anglican Ordinariate Formally Established
Supremacy and Survival - How Catholics Endured the English Reformation
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman, has set up by decree of the Vatican. It is the first Ordinariate formally established to welcome former Anglicans into full union with the Catholic Church. Stephanie Mann has been following these developments closely and is here to tell the story of the Catholic Church's survival and restoration in England.

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