Friday, June 12, 2009

Today on Kresta - June 12, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 12

3:00 – Flag Day – June 14
Thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. It was 1777, that the Second Continental Congress chose June 14 as the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making it “National Flag Day.” It was also on that day in 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower signed the act of Congress that added the phrase “One Nation Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Eisenhower stated: “From this day forward ... millions of ... school children will daily proclaim ... the dedication of our nation ... to the Almighty.” We talk about the history of Flag Day with American historian Bill Federer.

3:20 – Direct to My Desk

4:00 – George Tiller Murder = MLK Assassination
The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is here to condemn the remarks of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart in comparing the recent murder of abortionist George Tiller to King’s assassination. Carhart said: “This is the equivalent of Martin Luther King being assassinated. This is the equivalent of Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Lusitania and any other major historic event where we've tolerated the intolerable for too long.” Alveda King responds.

4:20 – Looking Forward to the Feast of Corpus Christi
The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (as it is often called today), will be celebrated in the Churches of the United States this Sunday. The history of the Feast Day goes back to the 13th century, but it celebrates something far older: the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. For centuries after the celebration was extended to the universal Church, the feast was also celebrated with a Eucharistic procession, in which the Sacred Host was carried throughout the town, accompanied by hymns and litanies. The faithful would venerate the Body of Christ as the procession passed by. In recent years, this practice has almost disappeared. We talk with Fr. Gerald Garownski about the source and summit of our faith – the Eucharist.

5:00 – Direct to my Desk

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