Thursday, July 5, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - July 5, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 5

4:00 – Kresta Comments – Reflections Faith, Freedom and the 4th of July

4:40 – Egypt's New President Vows to Win Release of World Trade Center Plotter
Egypt's president-elect has vowed to win the release of an Egyptian cleric jailed by the U.S. for planning the first attack on New York's World Trade Center. Omar Abdel-Rahman, "the blind sheikh," is serving a life sentence in a federal prison for his role in the 1993 bombing that killed six people in lower Manhattan. Mohammed Morsi said Friday "It is my duty to make every effort, and I will beginning tomorrow, to secure their (detainees) release, among them Omar Abdel Rahman." We talk to the former federal prosecutor who convicted Rahman, Andrew McCarthy.

5:00 – Archbishop Sheen moved closer to beatification
Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been declared “venerable,” and may now be beatified if a miracle is attributed to his intercession. The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced on June 28 that Archbishop Sheen—whose television preaching made him one of America’s best-known public figures in the 1960s—had lived a life of “heroic virtue,” and thus qualified for the title “venerable.” The certification of a miracle attributed to his intercession is now the only remaining requirement for his canonization. We talk to Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria and Msgr. Stanley Deptula, director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation.

5:40 – Why Women Still Can’t Have It All
A recent cover article in The Atlantic magazine, no conservative magazine, started thus: “It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed.” Teresa Tomeo says even liberal, “I want it all” women are realizing that trying to do that is impossible and ultimately unfulfilling. She joins us.

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