Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today on Kresta - September 3, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Sept. 3

3:00 – Direct to my Desk

4:00 – Fr. Vincent Capodanno – The Grunt Padre

On this day before the anniversary of his death, we take a look at an extraordinary Navy Chaplain - Fr. Vincent Capodanno – who gave his life ministering to his men in Vietnam. It is a heartwarming story and it is likely that Sept. 4 will eventually be the feast day of Servant of God Vincent Capodanno. We relive this extraordinary story with Capodanno expert ad veteran Lee Corvino.

4:20 – The End of Secularism
University scholars have spent decades subjecting religion to critical scrutiny. But what would happen if they turned their focus on secularism? Hunter Baker seeks the answer to that question by putting secularism under the microscope and carefully examining its origins, its context, its claims, and the viability of those claims. He reveals that secularism fails as an instrument designed to create superior social harmony and political rationality to that which is available with theistic alternatives. He also demonstrates that secularism is far from the best or only way to enjoy modernity's fruits of religious liberty, free speech, and democracy. The message is that the marketplace of ideas depends on open and honest discussion rather than on religious content or the lack thereof. He is here to make his case.

5:00 – Direct to my Desk

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