Friday, September 25, 2009

Today on Kresta - Sept. 25, 2009

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Sept. 25

3:00 – How the Mass Shaped Western Culture
The annual Call to Holiness Conference will be held in two weeks at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, MI. The theme for the day is “Treasures of the Mass.” Participants will hear topics such as The Sacredness of the Holy Eucharist and the Fathers of the Church, True Active Participation in the Mass, Sacred Music, and more. Dr. Michael Foley will speak on “How the Mass Shaped Western Culture” and is with us today to look at that topic.

3:20 – Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination
At a contentious intersection of faith and contemporary culture, Brian Godawa offers what many have been calling for: balance. In a world (and often a church) torn by imbalanced devotion to either word or image, Godawa joins the two with a needed 'and.' He shows a well-developed literacy for both forms of communication, shows how the Bible incorporates both and challenges us to engage our culture creatively and redemptively on both fronts.

4:00 – Abortion in America: A Wide-Ranging In-Studio Interview
The Susan B. Anthony List is a national organization dedicated to advancing, representing and mobilizing pro-life women in politics. Their president is Marjorie Dannenfelser and she joins us in studio to look at abortion and health care, current legislative debates on Capitol Hill, the pro-life cause and the Catholic church, women in politics, as well as her personal pro-life conversion story.

4:40 – Fr. Leo Wins the “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”
It's official - Father Leo Patalinghug defeated renowned chef Bobby Flay in a Fusion Fajita cook-off. The episode of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” took place in June. Flay traveled to the Mount St. Mary’s campus and challenged Father Leo to the “Throwdown” marking the first time the Iron Chef has faced off against a priest. The two prepared Fusion Fajitas for a select group of families, members of the Mount St. Mary’s community and other guests outside University President, Thomas H. Powell’s home. Fr. Leo says “It was a fun day having people come together and enjoy our fajitas…it’s what the concept of Grace Before Meals is all about.” He joins us.

5:00 – The Truth About Teen Girls
Unless you're an adolescent male, you have already asked yourself this question, perhaps in the past few days: Is there something wrong with teen girls? Specifically, are they getting too sexy? Barely a week passes without a flash bulletin blinding us with news of another prominent preadult who is in the family way or showing off her underthings. Miley Cyrus, 15, seminaked! Jamie Lynn Spears, 16, pregnant! A bunch of Massachusetts high schoolers all having babies together! It's an epidemic! A recent issue of TIME Magazine contains an article entitled “The Truth About Teen Girls.” Dr. Meg Meeker is with us to see if TIME’s “truth” comports with her “truth” about teen girls.

5:20 – Ask Me Anything 2: More Provocative Answers for College Students

College students have real questions about dozens of real-life issues, from love and sex to hell and roommates. They need logic. They want reason. In the follow-up to Ask Me Anything, Professor Theophilus (J. Buziszewski) gives both in a completely fresh way from a Christian standpoint. The professor tackles hot topics that hit hard in college, like faith and reasoning, sins you just can't shake, and the feeling that there must be something more. Rarely will your questions be answered so honestly and directly. So go ahead. Ask another one.

1 comment:

  1. I have been, for the past several yrs., I wish I could say shocked about the increase in pregnancy, abortion as a birth control, and what the girls of our nation wear!! I say I wish I could be shocked because I've been watching all these things get worse and worse! I can blame the TV (and do), I can blame the "stars" and what they do and what they wear! And their view on adopting chilren without the sanctity of marriage! Their heroines wear slutty clothes and act like that word. I can blame the parents but the whole culture of the kids peers are the same! I guess amoral and Godless are the terms I'm looking for with sorrow in my heart and helplessness at my finger tips. We can only pray!