Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today on Kresta - May 25, 2010

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 25

4:00 – Bringing America Home: How America Lost Her Way and How We Can Find Our Way Back
How did the Bush administration squander the political capital that Goldwater-Reagan conservatives took more than three decades to build? How did America go from having the strongest economy in the world to facing our most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression? What became of an American culture that once was guided by the principles of Christianity? Bringing America Home not only explains how we lost our way, but shows how our founding principles can help us find our way back. A native Texan, veteran of the Nixon and Reagan administrations, Catholic and former state chairman of the Texas Republican Party, Tom Pauken is the author of Bringing America Home: How America Lost Her Way and How We Can Find Our Way Back.

4:40 – What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports
Politics and sports: they’re two of America’s greatest passions. And George Allen—former U.S. Senator, former Virginia Governor, and son of the great NFL coach George Allen, Sr.—brings these two worlds together in his new book, What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports. Having spent his life with one foot in the sports arena and the other in the political arena, Allen brings his unique perspective and experiences to this book. Through personal stories, anecdotes, and interviews, Allen draws both parallels and contrasts between two of our nation’s favorite passions. From national security, to wasteful government spending, to judicial activism, Allen proves that our government need look no further than the football field, baseball diamond, or basketball court to solve today’s pressing problems.

5:00 – Theology of the Body in Context: Genesis and Growth
The zenith of John Paul II’s thought on the human person, marriage, and the family is found in his “theology of the body.” For the first time, William E. May provides a comprehensive yet readable overview of this work in the context of several other key writings of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II - including Love and Responsibility, Familiaris Consortio, and his Apostolic Letters, Mulieris Dignitatem and Letter to Families, providing rich insights into the development of the theology of the body. He takes a closer look at the thought of John Paul II in order to get a clear and comprehensive idea of the creation of his groundbreaking work.

5:20 – TBA


  1. I missed yesterdays show, but no late posting of what was contained....do I spend 2 hours in the Podcast?

    Also, the podcast mp3's are always habitually mislabeled date-wise. Seems to me this would be easy enough to fix although its been like that for

  2. We should not be looking to republican champions of the nixon-regan era.These people began the immoral invasions of vietnam,and the defiance of catholic teachings on war and military blockades.It's sad that the "catholic" media looks backs so lovingly to presidents so opposed to the catholic faith in so many ways.Follow the vatican in all matters,and the world will change for the better.Follow republican presidents and war,torture,and inhumane agendas will continue to flow..rob

  3. The nixon people told us that unless we stood up to the viet cong in north vietnam,we would fight them in our own backyard.We bombed these peasants into oblivion for several years,and they still never gave up.We have not had to fight them on our own soil.There was no domino effect.The bush presidents,and even the hated Obama,have basically told us the same lie about Iraq and afghanastan.And sadly catholics-who should know better then to fall prey to fear and war mongering have bought into it.Catholics have not learnt anything,and we all pay dearly for not following holy mother church on these matters.I hope this post is not censored,as many are.People need to hear thwe other side.The catholic side...rob

  4. Rob,
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. has names of men who died in Vietnam going as far back as Eisenhower.

  5. Well if you want to look at things in a simple single slice ~ the rob way.
    Werent the North Viet communists and the Sout Viets predominantly catholics who fled to the south.