Monday, November 4, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - November 4, 2013

Talking About the Things That Matter Most on Nov. 4

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Government Capitulates—Catholic Priest Allowed to Hold Religious Services at Naval Base Again; Chapel Doors Open to Catholic Parishioners
The Government capitulated just one day after the Thomas More Law Center filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Department of Defense’s actions which prohibited a Catholic Priest from celebrating Mass at a Naval base under threat of arrest and barred the Chapel to Catholic religious services due to the recent government shutdown. Erin Mersino filed the lawsuit in the Federal District Court in Washington DC on behalf of Father Ray Leonard and Fred Naylor, a parishioner. Erin explains the case and why it is still alive and important despite the end of the shutdown.

4:40 – National Catholic Reporter: “Gay marriage foes change their tactics, but not their tune” – A Response
The National Catholic Reporter last week published a piece by Heidi Schlumpf entitled “Gay marriage foes change their tactics, but not their tune.” In it she says “opponents of same-sex marriage, who consider themselves defenders of so-called traditional marriage, know how to analyze poll data, too. So it's not surprising that there has been a noticeable revision to their arguments.” She particularly takes aim at our friend Bill May who was a key player in getting Prop 8 passed in CA. He joins us to respond to this column.

5:00 – A Mobile Mission: Catholic Apps On-The-Go
Sarah Reinhard is an admitted app-a-holic. Specifically a Catholic app-a-holic. When she hears there’s a new Catholic app on the market, she is nearly helpless not to go right over to iTunes and download it. If you’re one of the many with an app-loving device in your pocket or purse, Sarah takes us through a few of her favorite Catholic apps. Then we take your recommendations of apps that help you in your spiritual walk.

5:20 – Direct To My Desk: What Are the Catholic Apps YOU Can’t Live Without?


  1. Gay marriage doesn't seem to be causing any harm to society, at least not that I can tell. Divorce is far more harmful. I see gay marriage as a conservative institution uniting families under law and creating stability in society and certainty for the children of gays, whether adopted or biological.

  2. I don't see any conflict between May's promotion of marriage and the addition to marriage of gays. Where's the dispute?