Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Today on Kresta - August 4, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Aug. 4

Live from the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show

4:00 - A Handbook for Catholic Moms
Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves―heart, mind, body, and soul―so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church. With warmth and wisdom, Hendey creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires us to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment. We look at a handbook for Catholic moms.

4:20 – Ignatius Press to Publish Pope’s Second Book
Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” will be published in English by Ignatius Press, according to an agreement between Ignatius Press and the Vatican’s Publishing House. Slated for release in Spring 2011, the much-anticipated second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth” takes up where the first volume left off. “We are eagerly awaiting Volume II because it will contain the Holy Father’s reflections on the central mysteries of our faith: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection,” says Ignatius Press Founder and Editor, Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio. The second volume is expected to address such controversial questions as: who was responsible for Jesus’ death? Did Jesus establish the Church to carry on his work? How did he view his suffering and death? How should we? And, most importantly, did Jesus really rise from the dead? Fr. Fessio is here.

4:40 – Consoling the Heart of Jesus
Endorsed by EWTN hosts Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, this do-it-yourself retreat combines the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Saints Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Louis de Montfort. The author, Br. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has a remarkable gift for inspiring little souls to trust in Jesus, The Divine Mercy. As Danielle Bean, editorial director of Faith & Family magazine, puts it, The voice of Christ in these pages is one that even this hopelessly distracted wife and mother of eight could hear and respond to. Brother Gaitley joins us.

5:00 – Catholic Business Hour
Amid the loud and distressing flurry of billion dollar bailouts, entitlement attitudes and ever burdened taxpayers, many of whom are facing crushing job and home loss, the Catholic Business Journal has begun a new, faith-based radio business show, The Catholic Business Hour, with host Dick Lyles. The one-hour, live, call-in show focuses on careers and business with a Catholic perspective, featuring interviews with notable, faith-based business leaders and live call-in questions from listeners. It airs on EWTN and Sirius Satellite Saturdays from 11-noon Eastern. Dick is here to discuss it.

5:20 – The Great Adventure Bible Timeline
The Great Adventure is a Catholic Bible learning system that makes the complex simple by teaching the story (the narrative) of the Bible. Every day, more and more people are encountering God's Word through the methods taught in The Great Adventure. Jeff Cavins developed The Great Adventure in 1984 when he realized that most people, despite their strong faith, did not grasp the big picture of the Bible. Though they knew selected stories, they were not able to connect them into a full narrative. His answer was to identify the books of the Bible that tell the story from beginning to end. By reading just these 14 narrative books, a chronological story emerges. Since the creation of The Bible Timeline, The Great Adventure has grown into a remarkable system designed to give the average Catholic a solid foundation for a lifetime of Bible reading. Parishes around the world are finding renewed faith and increased involvement among parishioners whose lives have been changed by this exciting study series. Jeff is here to discuss it.

5:40 – The Spiritual Value of the BP Oil Leak
The BP oil-leak in the Gulf of Mexico has been an environmental disaster, perhaps the worst since the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s. But Fr. Robert Barron also thinks it might carry a certain spiritual value. The gusher a mile below the surface of the ocean has confounded everyone. BP executives look and sound befuddled; the crews using the most advanced technological tools to stem the tide of oil are ineffectual; and our smartest scientists can’t seem to come up with any solutions. We talk to Fr. Barron about our profound vulnerability and our inescapable finitude.

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