Friday, March 9, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" for March 9, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 9

4:00 – Seeking the Kingdom: Challenging the Culture By Living Our Faith
In his new book, “Seek First the Kingdom,” Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl calls on Catholics to seek God’s kingdom and then reflect it in their everyday lives. We talk to the Cardinal about the HHS Mandate, Catholic voting and confronting the culture.

4:20 – Kresta Comments – Science: One of Our Best Principles for Getting to Know God
The astronomer for the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, says that his study of the universe through science has helped him better understand the person of Christ. Despite people often having the “crazy idea” that science and religion conflict, science is “really one of our best principles for getting to know God,” he said. Al has some comments.

4:40 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen / Mighty Macs DVD / The Way DVD
Nick Thomm recently attended a press junket for the film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and interviewed the cast and filmmakers. He has his review of this film as well as reviews of the DVD releases of The Way and Mighty Macs.

5:00 – Addressing The Need to Revitalize Catholic Schools
Earlier this week we talked with Pat O’Meara from the firm of O'Meara, Ferguson, Whelan & Conway which recently sponsored a Catholic Education Symposium focused around a new White Paper entitled Revitalizing Catholic Schools: Alternative Analysis and Solutions for Catholic Schools. We ran out of time so Pat rejoins us to look at the results of an analysis of the data gleaned from their consulting work over the past two years with over 400 Catholic schools and over 200 pastor interviews.


  1. Please ask the Cardinal how he is challenging the culture when it comes to not supporting Father Guarnizo.

  2. Anonymous, your wasting your time with Kresta. He has Bishops on his show and tows the line towards not insulting them. His radio show comes first. If you made a statement criticizing a Bishop that was 99% true. He would niggle you on the 1% falsity or error in your statement and take issue with you and not the Bishop.