Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - August 27, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 27

4:00 - How To Wolf-Proof Your Kids
Gary Michuta has produced a product of years of work in the field of apologetics and evangelism. A few years ago, he gathered his experiences and ideas into a series of talks titled "How to Wolf-Proof Your Kids." Catholic parents around the country were extremely enthusiastic about the talks. Parents frequently approached him after the talks and encouraged him to put the information into book form because their own experiences so closely mirrored what he said. Some of these parents would proceed to share their own heart-breaking stories when their child had been pulled out of the Church. These discussions with parents also helped him to decide what information to include in his talks. He took these parents' advice to heart and the result is this book. Gary joins us to discuss "How To Wolf-Proof Your Kids."

5:00 – Kresta Comments: Jody Bottum, Generosity of Spirit, and the Battle for Marriage 

5:40 – Economic Plight and the Hope of the Church
The city of Detroit announced in July that it would go into bankruptcy, setting in motion the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. Archbishop Allen Vigneron was installed as the archbishop of Detroit in 2009, a year after General Motors declared bankruptcy. Critics blame Detroit’s troubles on the struggles of the U.S. automotive industry to adapt to a changing global marketplace, corruption in city hall and public employee unions, which negotiated generous pensions for their members that now cannot be funded. But Archbishop Vigneron sees hope – he sees an opportunity for the Church to be the Church. He joins us to explain.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Al, love your show.
    In response to all the comments on Commonweal re: Jody Bottum, I posted this reply....

    Yeah, and I am ever reminded of how Jesus 'evangelized'...interesting how history always repeats itself. Jesus ate with the tax collectors and sinners. Look at how corrupt the world was back then; not much difference here in America. We are just all appalled at how quickly our nation has publicly turned. Kind of like we were asleep at the wheel...at the command of go into the world and preach the gospel. Seems like much of the religious efforts are turning into what might look like liberation theology - taking theology to the political realm, etc., to change things. Things will not change until people's hearts change. We hear talk of love, but where is the real love of a human being to not tell him of God's love for him, loving him so much that He died for him, wanting him to be with him in the eternal life that will follow for us all. Only such deep and true love can save us all. I mean, read the Bible. We will all be held accountable for our lack of love - seeing our brother in deep spiritual need and turning our backs.....this is what all the problems are all about, in this country and all over the world. I don't know the specific answers and I would not try to publicly meander about them like Mr. Bottum did, but, let's just get back to the basics - read the Gospels and look at our example in Christ. He is the 'Truth' you know; there is no other. We can love each other. We can be Christian in Politics. We can hold our moral stance and move forward. Carefully examine our own American history and you can see the moral decline from way back, the effects of what other countries have done in their breaks from the one true Church and how we have done the same thing....
    It seems easy but not, I guess....history is repeating itself, once again....read the Bible and read history....what do we really need to do? We have our marching orders from our Saviour, who died that all men might be saved....

    Don't we all seem to get mired down with each Christian offense that pops up in the Media (daily). That is just what can happen in my own personal life and distract me from the what I really need to be doing and that is to be salt and light to the world. To be a servant, to be all things to all men so as to win all (or some). The distraction from our Saviour's command can rip us apart. Turns into a big hateful mess everywhere. Imagine that.
    Thanks for your show Al....