Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - February 12

Talking About the “Things That Matter Most” on February 12

From the Legatus Summit in Orlando, FL

4:00 – Kresta Comments: The Co-Responsibility of the Laity

4:20 – Preparing Catholics For the New America
In the article, “Catholics and the Next America,” Archbishop Charles J.Chaput O.F.M. Cap. delivers a prescient warning to American Catholics regarding a growing trend toward secularization in American culture, with Catholics facing dwindling relevance, threatening their ability to be heard. In response, the Napa Institute was formed to help Catholic leaders face the challenges posed in the “next America” — to continue the work of the Apostles and their successors, the Bishops, heeding Christ’s call for ongoing evangelization. Tim Busch, the man behind the Institute joins us.

4:40 – It Is Well - Life in the Storm
Chris and Angela Faddis were devout Catholics with two young children, who trusted in the Lord and His plan for their family. But the married couple's faith would receive an immense test on Easter Sunday 2011, when Angela was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Angela died 17 months later, on Sept. 21, 2012, holding the hand of her heartbroken husband. One year later, Chris Faddis chronicles the inspirational journey he shared with his wife. "As you read this book you'll encounter the often harsh reality of the Christian journey," writes Catholic speaker and author Mark Hart in the foreword. "You'll experience both the splintered, bloody crucifix of Good Friday and the shiny, radiant cross of Easter Sunday. Chris will invite you behind the closed doors into the intimate exchanges and heaven-sent moments that should call us all to stop and survey our own lives. Do we wake up counting our blessings or our problems? That difference makes all the difference, as Angela demonstrated through her constant fidelity to God."Chris is here to tell the story.

5:00 – The Future of Catholicism
Michael Coren is a British-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host. Michael addressed Legatus on Saturday and joins us now to explore the themes of his books - Why Catholics are Right, The Future of Catholicism, Heresy: 10 Lies They Spread about Christianity, and more. 


  1. I enjoyed this discussion but I believe that Mr. Coren mentioned that Pope Emeritus Benedict recently met with a group of German bishops, eight of ten of whom, he stated, refused to shake Benedict’s hand. I tried to check on this story but I could only find information about an incident from several years ago when Pope Benedict was visiting Germany and was introducing the bishops to a German head-of-state. At that time, the pope was gesturing to the bishops as they met the dignitary and some also shook the Pope’s hand and some did not. The bishops were not greeting the Pope; they were greeting the German head-of-state, as the Vatican press office later explained. There was no snub. If this is the same incident, it would be better not to revive it and accuse bishops of extremely bad behavior where there was none. We need to work together to convert the country and the world, not search for imagined division.