Friday, May 25, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - May 25, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 25

4:00 – The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering The Our Father And The Hail Mary
It's no coincidence that the Our Father and the Hail Mary are closely intertwined in the heart of the Church. At once meditative and catechetical, Mark Shea dissects these two anchors of our faith, line by line, in a journey into the Church's rich tradition of prayer, drawing us more deeply into the heart of the mystery of God's love. Mark is here.

4:30 – HHS Mandate Fight Continues
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate has fueled debates over the Obama Administration's unwillingness to grant the necessary exemptions to religious institutions, forcing these institutions to pay for medical procedures that go against their religious beliefs. Ave Maria Law School Dean Eugene Milhizer is here to explain the HHS Mandate, its constitutional implications, and what part legal action plays.

5:00 – Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope
Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope is the story of Amy Welborn’s trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey through city and countryside, small town and ancient ruins, opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul. It is an observant and wry memoir and travelogue, intensely personal yet speaking to universal experiences of love and loss. Along the narrow roads and hairpin turns, the narrative reveals the beauty of the ordinary and the commonplace and asks stark questions about how we fill the empty places that a loved one leaves behind. Amy joins us.

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