Monday, March 19, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - March 19 ,2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on March 19

4:00 – Addressing The Need to Revitalize Catholic Schools
Pat O’Meara from the firm of O'Meara, Ferguson, Whelan & Conway recently sponsored a Catholic Education Symposium focused around a new White Paper entitled Revitalizing Catholic Schools: Alternative Analysis and Solutions for Catholic Schools. 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.

5:00 – Why Catholics Are Right: Now in Paperback
Columnist, television host, author, and Canadian Catholic Michael Coren is here to examine four main aspects of Catholicism as they are encountered, understood, and more importantly, misunderstood, today. For some Catholicism is the only permanent, absolute body of truth, while for others it is the last permanent, absolute body that has to be opposed and stopped. Coren then traces Catholic history, with a discussion of the Crusades, Inquisition, Holocaust, and Galileo. He looks at Catholics and theology, explaining what and why Catholics believe what they do — Papal infallibility, Immaculate Conception, and Tradition vs. Bible alone. Finally, Coren outlines the pro-life position and why it is so important to Catholicism. Michael draws on history, politics, and theology to present the arguments for the truth of Roman Catholicism. He is with us today.

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