Friday, May 31, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - May 31, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 31

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:40 – Deeply Odd
How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.  It’s the latest book in the Odd Thomas series by Catholic novelist Dean Koontz. He joins us today.

5:00 – Cardinal McCarrick Lavishes High Praise on Fr. Theodore Hesbergh – Proponent of Female Ordination
Vice President Joe Biden joined Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and political figures from both parties last week in paying tribute to Father Theodore Hesburgh, who served as the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987. Cardinal McCarrick called Hesburgh one of “four great Americans,” along with Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. Father Hesburgh was a principal organizer and signatory of the Land O' Lakes Statement, in which Catholic university presidents declared their “true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of whatever kind, lay or clerical.” He was board member and chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, a staunch advocate for population control and in 2008, Father Hesburgh told the Wall Street Journal that he had no objection to the ordination of women. Russell Shaw gives some analysis.

5:20 – Kresta Comments

5:40 – Feast of the Visitation
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of Mary, when, after the conception of Jesus, Our Lady went to the hill country to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. Isn’t that just what women do? They get together with their girlfriends and talk to share their good news! Today, let us imitate Our Lady and rejoice in God our Savior. Steve Ray is here to look at the feast of the Visitation.


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