Thursday, August 30, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - August 30, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 30

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Paul Ryan Accepts VP Nomination / 2016: Obama’s America

4:10 – The Catholic Writers’ Guild
A sudden death in the Vatican. An international incident over stolen artifacts. A priest’s wrongful imprisonment for murder. In this collection of three as yet untold tales, hinted at in the original Holmes stories, the voices of Dr. John H. Watson and the legendary Pope Leo XIII reveal how the great Sherlock Holmes brought these grim ecclesial cases to startling and poignant conclusions. Author Ann Lewis joins us to talk about her books and the Catholic Writers’ Guild.

4:20 – Dana: A Career
Dana Scallan has had a lot of life experiences from winning Europe’s largest singing contest at a young age to running for the presidency of Ireland. She has sold millions of records and served as a representative to the European Parliament. We talk to Dana about her career and the recent Eucharistic Congress in Ireland.

4:40 – 33 Days to Morning Glory
From Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people.

5:00 – Kresta Comments: Paul Ryan Accepts VP Nomination / 2016: Obama’s America

5:20 – The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet
We're experiencing the biggest communication shift since the printing press. Millions have adopted Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and Twitter. What does this mean for the Church? How can Christians harness these new tools to reach out, teach, cultivate community, and change the world? Following Pope Benedict's call to evangelize the "digital continent," Brandon Vogt explores the power and risks of New Media while guiding Christians through this new environment.

5:40 – Patheos and Religious Discussion in the Digital World
Elizabeth Scalia is Benedictine oblate and managing editor of the Catholic Portal at, where she blogs as the Anchoress. She is here to discuss Patheos and Religion in the New Media.

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