Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - November 15, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 15

Live From the USCCB Fall Assembly in Baltimore, MD

4:00 – How Do Scripture Scholars “See” So Much in Scripture And How Can we “See More”?
For many Catholics, Scripture remains an elusive part of their Faith, or worse yet, a weapon used against them when encountering challenges from other denominations. If you think you have to be a Bible scholar to understand the Scriptures, think again! Dr. Steve Smith joins us here in Baltimore to look at crucial common questions, explanations, answers, and interpretations that will launch you into the exciting adventure that awaits you in Scripture.

4:00 – The Price to Pay: A Muslim Risks All to Follow Christ
During his military service, Muhammad, a young Muslim Iraqi from a leading Shiite family, discovers to his dismay that his roommate is a Christian. Muhammad tries to convert his roommate, but he is the one who is converted. In Islam changing one's religion is a crime, and Muhammad's family does everything possible to make him renounce his new faith in Christ. After threats and blows come prison and torture. Muhammad, who has become Joseph by his baptism, experiences a long Calvary but does not give in. Finally, he is taken from prison by relatives who threaten to kill him if he does not resubmit to Islam. They shoot him and leave him for dead. The Price to Pay is the true story of Joseph Fadelle's conversion to Catholicism. He risks everything--family, friends, his inheritance and home, and even his life--in order to follow Christ. In a dramatic and personal narrative style, Fadelle reveals the horrible persecution endured by Christians living in a violent and hostile Muslim world. As Fadelle does not speak English, publisher Fr. Joseph Fessio is here to tell his story and discuss the book.


  1. Wowsers! Al Kresta talked of his 30,000 book library yesterday. Put me to shame, as mine is 150 on Catholicism for the last 7 - 10 so years.
    Of which I thought was 1/4 - 1/3 complete. Guess not!


  2. What was the name of the booket that is a tool for helping convert muslins to christianity? I was driving and couldn't write. thank you.

  3. It was called I dared to call him Father. Just listened to the podcast.