Thursday, May 30, 2013

Today on "Kresta In The Afternoon" - May 30, 2013

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

4:00 – Lions of the Faith: Saints, Blesseds, and Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the Struggle with Islam
Andrew Bieszad is here to tell us the story of the struggle between the worlds of Christendom and Islam as lived through the great men and women of the Catholic Church. He breaks ground through his chronicling the lives of great Catholics whose feats changed history but are seldom remembered today. Researched in a dozen languages and from sources across three continents and fourteen centuries, Andrew’s new book is a rare gem in weaving together the amazing and uncensored story of the Catholic Church's history with Islam. He joins us.

5:00 – The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the Places Catholics Call Home
Your local church is not only a physical place, but a spiritual home. Mike Aquilina is here to illuminate the importance of the Church in its many guises and examine the theological ideas behind the physical structure of churches, cathedrals, and basilicas. How is a church designed? What is the function of the altar? What does the nave represent? What is the significance of the choir loft? With eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography, these questions and many more will lead to answers that illuminate the history and practicality of Catholic life.


  1. Dear Mr. Kresta. I saw your last book on dangers to the faith.
    I guess you might be interested in this subject - origins of liberalism and its contemporary traps (starting from reformation). Great, succint, exquisitely learned lecture of a Polish catholic philosopher, perhaps someone may summarize it for you?
    other works:
    with best regards, Mart, Cracow, Poland

  2. The interview with Andrew Bieszad was very interesting. I was hoping to share it, but I am not able to find it in any of the archives or podcasts. Is there anyway to locate this interview?
    Thank you,