Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Today on Kresta - April 14

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Easter Tuesday, Apr. 14

3:00 – Locked Up Abroad: Kidnapped in the Philippines
Greg Williams, a former hospital supervisor, has seen his life spiral out of control after an injury leads to unemployment and divorce. In an effort to get back on track, he volunteers to work as a missionary on a Christian crusade in the southern Philippines. But on the way to join his new colleagues, his taxi is ambushed by armed men. He is covered with a hood, beaten and shoved on a boat. On land, he is shackled to a tree, and later brutally tortured with a cattle needle. His violent Islamic captors, called Abu Sayyaf, intend to claim a ransom for Greg. Being held captive far from home is every traveler’s worst nightmare. What would you do if you were taken hostage at gunpoint, held for political reasons or thrown in jail thousands of miles from home? Greg’s story is told tomorrow on the critically acclaimed series, Locked Up Abroad at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the National Geographic Channel. He is here today.

3:40 – Piracy on the High Seas Back With a Vengeance
Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates have brazenly hijacked three more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway that's become the focal point of the world's fight against piracy. The latest trophy for the pirates was the M.V. Irene, a Greek-managed bulk carrier sailing from the Middle East to South Asia. The Irene was attacked and seized in the middle of the night Tuesday - a rare tactic for the pirates. We talk with terrorism expert Yonah Alexander, author of the forthcoming book Terror on the High Seas: From Piracy to Strategic Challenge.

4:00 – The Case for the Historical Resurrection
A resurrected body. Glorified. Fully God and fully man. When the alternatives have all spent themselves in fruitless clamor for our attention, it's the old Christian story that still persuades. Catholic writer, speaker and apologist Mark Shea is here to offer a comprehensive and far-reaching argument for the historical veracity of Christ's resurrection. We look at evidentiary claims that support a historic belief in the resurrection.

5:00 – Sexting: A 21st Century Challenge for Parents and Lawmakers
Text messaging graphic pictures of yourself could soon be legal for teens in Vermont. Lawmakers and others around the country are considering legislation that would make it legal for teenagers 18 and under to exchange explicit photos and videos of themselves – an act that's come to be known by teens as "sexting." Under current laws, teenagers have been prosecuted as sex offenders for sending graphic sexual images of themselves or forwarding such pictures, even if it was consensual. In a recent study, 18 percent of female teen students nationwide say they've tried sexting. We talk with pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker, author of Your Kids at Risk: How Teen Sex Threatens Our Sons and Daughters.

5:20 – TBA

5:40 – Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins Attempts to do Canon Law – Success or Failure?
Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins continues to flail about for an adequate response to his monumental gaff of bestowing an honorary doctor of laws degree on a president who has spent his entire political career seeing to it that millions of human beings are excluded from the protection of law. Jenkins’ latest attempt as a venture into canon law. And so Jenkins, invoking unidentified canon lawyers, holds that the USCCB's 2004 statement, “Catholics in Political Life", merely restricts Catholic institutions from honoring Catholics whose public record evidences disdain for fundamental moral principles. Canon Lawyer Ed Peters asks “Is the man serious?”

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