Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today on Kresta - March 8, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 8

4:00 – Preparing for Lent
As we prepare for the start of Lent tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, our chaplain, Fr. Pat Egan, is here to discuss how to get the most out of this season of the Church. This season is about conversion, which Blessed John Paul II defines as “accepting as a personal decision, the saving sovereignty of Christ and becoming His disciple.” Are you ready?

4:20 –The Importance of Catholic Media in the Age of Celebrity Culture
Breaking News Alert: Charlie Sheen is Fired. Special Report: Lindsey Lohan is Back in Court. This Just In: Jersey Shore Celeb Snooki Disses Co-Star. Really? Is this what culture in America has come to? And even more depressing, is this what mainstream NEWS has come to? Al discusses the importance of Catholic Media in the age of a celebrity culture.

4:40 – Gardens for the Greater Glory of God
Celtic Gardens is a highly-acclaimed garden design and build firm specializing in beautiful, imaginative, and original gardens designed to complement their settings and realize their owners’ dreams. What is unique about Celtic Gardens is that owner John Cullen does not shy away from his Catholic faith when designing his show gardens. They have won international awards for gardens designed in honor of Our Lady, a Catholic community in Ireland, and will be recently presented a St. Francis Garden. John is here to explain his work.

5:00 – The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity
Arguing that many moms have gone overboard in their quest for perfection, Dr. Meg Meeker, pediatrician and mother of four, presents 10 "new habits" that will help moms maintain their passion, purpose, and sanity. Meeker addresses understanding your value as a mother, maintaining key friendships, valuing and practicing faith, saying no to competition, creating a healthier relationship with money, making time for solitude, giving and getting love in healthy ways, finding ways to live simply, letting go of fear, and embracing hope. Meg is with us.

5:30 – Finance Friday – On a Tuesday: The Housing Boom and Bust
Today we continue our 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 we will be using as a base of discussion, one book written on an aspect of the financial crisis. Today, we look at Thomas Sowell’s The Housing Boom and Bust.

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