Monday, June 13, 2011

Today on Kresta - June 13, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 13

4:00 – Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
When 1999 turned into 2000, a lot of people asked, “Who was the Man of the Century?” And many answered, “Solzhenitsyn.” That was a very solid choice. Born in 1918, Alezander Solzhenitsyn became the voice and conscience of the Russian people. There was no greater or more effective foe of Communism, or of totalitarianism in general. His Gulag Archipelago was a crushing blow to the Soviet Union — after its publication in the mid-1970s, the USSR had no standing, morally. The book was effective because it was true. He passed away in 2008 at age 89. We talk with his biographer, Joseph Pearce, who has just updated and re-released Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile

5:00 – Archdiocese of Detroit to Review Liturgical Abuses at the American Catholic Council Closing Mass
Saying there were significant abuses at a mass held Sunday by liberal Catholics, Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron will commission a "careful and thorough review" of the services led by a local Catholic priest, a church spokesman said. Defying Vigneron's orders, the Rev. Bob Wurm, 78, a retired Catholic priest from Ferndale, presided over a Mass at Cobo Center attended by about 1,500 dissidents. Most of them were liberals seeking to reform the church. Al attended a portion of the American Catholic Council “dissent-fest” and also spoke on the group Saturday at the “Call to Holiness” conference. We talk with Ned McGrath, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Detroit and Al has some commentary on the events of the last three days.

1 comment:

  1. Al, I was disappointed in the broadcast today. I've never seen you take such a biased perspective on an issue, even at one point referring to the conference attendees as "those people" and telling them near the end of your broadcast to basically leave the Church if they don't like it. It's just incredible that we don't all, liberal and conservative, take Church unity more seriously. You should invite some of those speakers on your show for a legitimate debate instead of just mimicing what liberals do, raising up straw men to subsequently knock them down. Both sides have substantial, passionate points of view. Both sides need to listen to one another. Because the non-Christian world, the world Jesus cares intimately about, isn't listening to us any more. We've got to get our act together and learn to be Church with each other. I hope that when you take the topic up again you'll interview someone who disagrees with you.