Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - August 7, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 7

4:00 – A Businessman’s Conversion – And the Church’s Benefit
Alan Napleton was at the height of his career as one of the country’s largest commercial Real Estate developers until 1990 as a Senior Vice-President in charge of Business Development. In 1990 Alan experienced a religious "re-awakening" of his Catholic faith that led him to leave a successful corporate career and began a second career applying his business skills to multiple Catholic projects. We talk to Alan about his career, conversion and the Catholic Marketing Network.

4:20 –Detroit Free Press – “Catholic radio station invites anti-Islam blogger to speak at EMU” – Al Responds

4:40 – Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life
Renowned in the blogosphere as The Anchoress and as Catholic Portal editor of the popular, Elizabeth Scalia offers a powerful critique of the "gods" we worship today, reminding us that life's deepest desires can be satisfied only in Christ. She is here today to offer us a surprising look at the ways in which modern people still commit the sin of idolatry in their everyday lives. While literal golden calves no longer dot the landscape, Scalia describes how legitimate loves become obsessively twisted into idols. She identifies idolatry in a number of everyday experiences--friendships that become needy or possessive, commitments political and religious that grow so intense they lead to hatred of others, to name a few--and points to the incarnation of Christ and authentic worship of him as a way out of idolatry and into peace, happiness, and

Show5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:40 – Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer 
In Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, a powerful story of a vital prayer movement that is igniting men’s hearts, David Calvillo narrates his own life-changing experience of the Rosary, presents a comprehensive guide to the Rosary, and offers a 33-Day Rosary Challenge. Often surprising and always inspiring, Calvillo combines storytelling with a profound, inviting guide and convincingly shows how the Rosary is alive and well today—for men.


1 comment:

  1. The question of the conference is a serious one and difficult to raise. I agree completely that it's a question that must be addressed, but perhaps this particular speaker should not have been asked. Could unnecessarily tarnish an otherwise important attempt to in public what many think privately about Islam. The Bishop may regret his association. Hope he is strong and speaks well. Some good intentions go wrong. If that happens, it will be very unfortunate. I don't have a lot of confidence in Al's handling of this, as I read the blog here consistently and listen nearly every day. But good luck!