Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - November 13, 2013

Talking About the “Things that Matter Most” on Nov. 13, 2013


4:00 – Assisting Victims of Typhoon Haiyan / How to Help the Poor This Christmas
Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly today and survivors panicked over shortages of food, water and medicine, some digging up underground water pipes and smashing them open. Five days after one of the strongest storms ever recorded slammed into cities and towns in the central Philippines, anger and frustration boiled over as essential supplies dwindled. Some survivors scrawled signs reading "Help us". We talk to Jim Cavnar of Cross Catholic International about the recovery effort and we also look at one easy way you can help the poor this Christmas season.

4:40 – Kresta Comments

5:00 – Immigration and Our Nation's Future
Immigration is a phenomenon America has experienced countless times over the centuries and with each wave of new arrivals to our shores comes a discussion of how we should react. Because what is decided about our immigration laws will have long-lasting material and spiritual consequences, the Bishops of the state of CO decided to write a pastoral letter to emphasize some of the moral principles that should be considered in the discussion. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver is here with us.

5:40 – Lessons for Catholics From Last Week’s Elections
The 2016 overtones were clear in this year's two most high-profile elections. Republican Gov. Chris Christie's resounding re-election victory in Democratic-leaning New Jersey sets the opening argument for a possible White House run while Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial victory gives fellow Democrats — if not his confidante Hillary Rodham Clinton, herself — a road map for success in the pivotal presidential swing-voting state. Christie became the first Republican to earn more than 50 percent of the New Jersey vote in a quarter-century. McAuliffe is the first member of the party occupying the White House to become Virginia governor since 1977. Catholic columnist Paul Kengor reads the tealeaves.


  1. "The President could set a bomb off on the mall .. . ." and Al, you don't say anything to correct your guest ???

  2. That's commonly called hyperbole. Exaggeration to make a point. If you really believe Paul was literally saying that if the President set off a bomb on the Washington Mall and would still have a 40% approval rating then you need a reality check
    - Nick

  3. There's no expression of hatred toward Obama that you will not tolerate, even going so far as defending your guest imagining the President setting off a bomb on the Mall. Disgusting.

    1. Never mind, I get it. For example, when the Democrats charge the Republicans with conducting a War Against Women, as Paul discussed today. No harm done! Since no one believes it's an actual war! Thanks, Nick, you're brilliant.