Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - April 26, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 26

4:00 – Kresta Comments – Bishop Daniel Jenky: Bold Leadership
Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria told the 500 men who attended the diocese’s annual men’s march and Mass that “the days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism.” But what is raising eyebrows is the following: “The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate. May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil…Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care. In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama--with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda--now seems intent on following a similar path.” Al has reaction.

4:20 – The Illustrated Bible Story by Story
In a stunningly-beautiful coffee-table style book, Fr. Michael Collins offers and indispensable retelling of the stories that have absorbed readers for centuries. Authenticated by a team of expert biblical scholars and historians, The Illustrated Bible Story by Story traces the events and places that have shaped the scriptures, book by book, prophet by prophet, miracle by miracle. With comprehensive coverage of every major covenant, prophecy, miracle, and parable in the Old and New Testaments, set clearly in their historical and religious context, The Illustrated Bible Story by Story's uniquely accessible approach appeals to a general readership of any faith, making this an ideal gift as well as an essential resource for homes, schools, and libraries. Fr. Collins joins us.

5:00 – Kresta Comments – Bishop Daniel Jenky: Bold Leadership

5:20 – Legal Analysis: Does the AIG Bailout Violate the Constitution? Can a Parody Infringe on Copyright Protections? Can an Employee Be Fired Over a Letter to the Editor?
We look at three cases being argued right now by attorney Rob Muise. One nvolves a former human resources manager who was fired after she published an op-ed in the local paper sharing her views on homosexuality. The second involves a lawsuit brought against a pro-life organization by an abortion clinic for copyright infringement. And the third challenges the constitutionality of the AIG bailout. Rob joins us.

5:40 – Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally: Take 2
The first time out we had more than 140 cities and over 65,000 participants, and this time we will top those numbers. It’s the second National Day of Protest Against the HHS Mandates and will be Friday, June 8. We will again gather in cities across the United States to rally in defense of religious freedom and stand up against the HHS Mandate. One of the organizers, Monica Miller, is here to discuss it.


  1. Al, It seems to me that Bishop Jenky was casual in his practice of Catholicism. It seems he knew exactly what he was doing in using Stalin and Hitler in his address about religious freedom being threatened by the present administration. Those two names are charged with a history of hatred and evil. It seems apparent that Bishop Jenky feels secure with his freedom of speech but it seems to do nothing to increase the peace which only Christ can give to those who are fearful.