Talking about the "things that matter most" on Sept. 22
THE BEST OF KRESTA IN THE AFTERNOON
4:00 – The Blessed Virgin Mary 360°
Two weeks ago we celebrated the feast of the Birth of Mary, one the few birthdays we celebrate as a feast day. The traditional date of the feast, September 8, falls exactly nine months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The Feast was celebrated at least by the sixth century, when St. Romanos the Melodist, an Eastern Christian who composed many of the hymns used in the Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox liturgies, composed a hymn for the feast. The feast spread to Rome in the seventh century, but it was a couple more centuries before it was celebrated throughout the West. The source for the story of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel written about A.D. 150. From it, we learn the names of Mary's parents, Joachim and Anna, as well as the tradition that the couple was childless until an angel appeared to Anna and told her that she would conceive. Apologist Steve Ray is here to take us deeper into this feast day.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Pat Robertson says Alzheimer's makes divorce OK
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death."During the portion of the show where Robertson takes questions from viewers, he was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder. "I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her," Robertson said. Al comments.
5:20 – Stewardship of Creation vs Environmentalism as a Religion
“It is imperative that mankind renew and strengthen that covenant between human beings and the environment, which should mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and toward whom we are journeying.” – Pope Benedict XVI
When reading that quote, many would jump to the conclusion that it was spoken by an environmentalist lefty, not the Pope. Meanwhile, we find that some activists, the environmental ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalency between the value of the environment and the value of human lives. We look at stewardship of the environment vs environmentalism as a religion. Kevin Murphy is our guest.