Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Today on Kresta - November 9, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 9

4:00 – TBA

4:20 - Parishes Closing Battle in PA: Holy See inserting itself brings significant Canon Law issues
In 2008 the diocese of Allentown, PA was forced to close 47 churches and consolidate them into newly formed parishes. Members of a handful of parishes appealed the closings to the Vatican. In January, the Vatican issued a split decision, stating the diocese had acted appropriately in combining parishes during the consolidation, but did not have sufficient cause to close certain church buildings, which retained their sacred nature and must remain open for worship. Since then, the diocese had been seeking clarification from the Vatican on the extent and nature of that worship. Did it mean daily Masses, weekly Masses, funerals, weddings? Canon Lawyer Michael Dunnigan is working on this case and joins us to explain.

4:40 – Late-Term Abortion Butcher Marks One Year in DC Area
Dec. 5 marks one year since a group of pro-life warriors witnessing in front of a new abortion clinic opened by late-term abortionist Roy Carhart. By Carhart’s own reports, 700 plus babies that have been killed. Dr. Grace Morrison has been involved from the beginning and is here to share why this particular battle is so significant.

4:45 - Catholic Leadership Institute Presents Annual Awards for Catholic Leadership
Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) will present its 2011 Awards for Outstanding Catholic Leadership to four national Catholic leaders at a reception and dinner to be held Friday in Philadelphia, PA. The 2011 honorees include Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Thomas Monaghan, Theresa Polakovic and Sr. Polly McShain. We talk with Dan Cellucci, Director of Philanthropy at CLI, about the event and the work of CLI.

5:00 – History in His Hands: A Christian Narrative of the West
By writing as if God did not exist, professional historians have stripped history of its meaning. But in a courageous challenge to his fellow scholars, Harvard-trained historian Brennan Pursell shows why denying the central truth about man cripples our understanding of history. Dr. Pursell argues that history is much more than man's encounter with economic, social, or psychological forces. It is, as St. Augustine saw, the story of man's love--the love of wealth and power or the love of God. He joins us

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