Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 6
4:00 – Kresta Comments - Christians, Jews and Muslims to Share Pulpits
Churches across the States will be opening up their pulpits to clergy from the Jewish and Muslim faiths. A few synagogues and mosques have also signed up to the Faith Shared project being hosted by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First on June 26.For one day only, clergy will take to the different pulpits to read from their own scriptures. One North Carolina Catholic pastor says it was a “good thing for the church” to publicly recognize the existence of Islam. He said he had been inspired to sign up to the initiative because local Muslims say they are suffering with the fear of Islamophobia. Al has some comments.
4:20 – Dion: The Wanderer Talks Truth
Dion DiMucci came up out of the Bronx in the 60s and tore through the music charts in a ferocious display of talent. He continued to make great music while slowly returning to his Catholic roots. His hard-won wisdom filters through his stories whether he's recalling how he want shopping with John Lennon and ended up on the cover of "Sgt. Pepper's" or what it was like to travel in the Jim Crow South with Sam Cooke. Dion joins us.
5:00 – Kresta Comments – “Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian dies at age 83
Jack Kevorkian, the man known as “Dr. Death” for his crusade to legalize physician-assisted suicide, died Friday at the age of 83. It is both ironic and tragic that Kevorkian himself was afforded a dignified, natural death in a hospital, something he denied to those who came to him in desperation, only to be poisoned and have their bodies left in places such as vans and motel rooms. Kevorkian served eight years in prison and was arrested numerous times for helping more than 130 patients commit suicide using injections, carbon monoxide and his infamous suicide machine. Al has interviewed Dr. Death and has some insights to share. Also, Jason Negri of the Patients’ Rights Council looks at “Prescription Death: Refuting the ‘Right to Die’”
5:40 – Kresta Commentary – Michele Bachmann, Olive Tree Ministries, and a History of Anti-Catholicism
A recent column at Salon.com is causing internet buzz. It focuses on Rep. Michele Bachmann and her relationship with Olive Tree Ministries, an evangelical Christian operation founded by a former Jew for Jesus and longtime friend of Bachmann's named Jan Markell. The church, based out of Maple Grove, Minn., produces a weekly radio show which Bachmann has been on, and professes that we are living in the end times. He home church is Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Stillwater, one of the very conservative "confessional" Lutheran denominations that maintains that the "antichrist" is the pope. Al has a commentary on the history of anti-Catholicism in mainstream Christianity.