Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today on Kresta - May 10, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 10

4:00 – Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self
DeVon Franklin is the vice president of production for Columbia Pictures. DeVon says, “I know from my own experiences that if you will put your career in God’s hands and trust him, you can’t account for all the ways he will bless you. When you step out in faith, he will open doors and bring you opportunities that will surpass even your wildest expectations. . . . If I have learned anything, it’s this: to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be.” He is here to share how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.

4:20 – UN Agency Calls for Population Reduction
A recent press release by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has named the official recognized date that world population is slated to reach 7 billion people: October 21, 2011. UNFPA’s Executive Director Dr. Babtunde Osotimehin states that “the population projections underscore the urgent need to provide safe and effective family planning to the 215 million women who lack it.” Steve Mosher of the Population Research Institute has a different view. He says that the world’s 7 billionth human is a cause for celebration-- a victory over death. He is here to make his case.

4:40 – Free at Last, Free at Last: The Notre Dame 88 are Free at Last
Almost two years since they were arrested, all criminal charges have been dropped against 88 pro-lifers who protested on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in opposition to the Catholic university’s invitation to pro-abortion President Barack Obama to deliver the commencement speech and receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In dropping the trespass cases St. Joseph County, Indiana prosecutor, Michael Dvorak brought an end to a difficult and long legal battle between the defendants and Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins. One of those charged, Monica Miller, is here.

5:00 – God, Sex and the Meaning of Life
This weekend the Archdiocese of Detroit will be sponsoring a conference on Blessed John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body - “Why the Fig Leaf? God, Sex and Sensibility.” We talk with one of the keynote speakers, Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute.

5:20 – Osama Bin Laden and “The Closing of the Muslim Mind”
With the death of Osama Bin Laden, many are asking how this will affect the war on terror, our relationship with Muslim dominated countries, and how it may affect Muslim thought. Robert Reilly has the answers. The author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind, Robert uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. He joins us.

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