Kresta in the Afternoon
Well-known Catholic speaker and author Al Kresta speaks with people from all walks of life on various topics of the day, and about their walk with the Lord.
2022-08-04 - What is a Biblical Worldview?
Dan Lipinski remembers his colleague Jackie Walorski, Nolan Ostrowski shares how an encounter with Solanus Casey helped him cope with COVID, What does it mean to have a Biblical worldview? Al explains, and Michelle Paine explains how encounters with Marian art led her to the Church.
2022-08-03 - A Setback in Kansas but Pro-Lifers Need Not Despair
Michael New breaks down last night’s pro-life setback in Kansas, John McGreevy tells the story of the early years of the Jesuit order, Fr. George Elliott offers some practical tips for discernment, and Lawrence Feingold unwraps the mystery of the Eucharist.
2022-08-02 - What Isn't Being Said About Monkeypox
Are we living the days of Noah all over? Al has some thoughts, and Ismael Hernandez weighs in on a way forward to racial reconciliation. During the 2nd hour Al looks into what the press isn’t saying about the monkeypox outbreak and Dan Philpott details the potential for religious liberty in Islam.
2022-08-01 - Review of Pope Francis’ trip to Canada
Guest Host Marcus Peter and Matthew Bunson review Pope Francis’ trip to Canada, and Mike Aquilina looks at how the early Church read the Bible. IN hour #2 Ronda Chervin honor her late mentor, Alice von Hildebrand, and Steve Ray discusses the power of Christ’s Precious Blood.
2022-07-28 - Moving from Maintenance to Mission in the Parish
Fr. Dean Wilhelm has tips for moving a parish from maintenance to mission and Peggy Stanton opens up this Sunday’s Gospel about the foolish Rich man. Dean John Czarnetzky explains the importance of Catholic Law Schools and Clare Kosmalksi has the latest pro-life news, including a major upcoming vote in Kansas.
2022-07-27 - Why Humanae Vitae Was Right
What is the function of the Supreme Court? John Czarnetzky joins us, and Wendy Whitman-Cobb explains the significance of Russia leaving the International Space Station. Is the Pontifical Academy for Life trying to “develop” Church teaching on Contraception? Matthew Bunson looks at what’s going on, and John Grabowski celebrates the anniversary of Humanae Vitae.
2022-07-26 - Finding Healing in God’s Mercy
In July 1967, a group of Catholic university leaders gathered for the Land O’Lakes Conference. How has it affected modern Catholic education? We talk with Bishop James Conley. P.J Hill examines the origins of human rights and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers shares a remarkable story of healing, mercy and forgiveness.
2022-07-25 - The Pro-life Movement One Month After Dobbs
David Bereit evaluates the pro-life movement one month after Dobbs and Anthony Esolen says what others can’t about authenitc masculinity. Dr. John Bruchalski shares how the Divine Mercy led him away from abortion and Dale Ahlquist looks at the impact of GK Chesterton, 100 years after his conversion.
2022-07-22 - Why do we Pray?
Al shares his own reflections on prayer, Peggy Stanton connects the Lord’s Prayer with the Catechism, The Vatican has sent a stern warning to the German Synod. Matthew Bunson has the story, and Fr. Sean Davidson explains why Mary Magdalene was the “prophetess of Eucharistic Love.”
2022-07-21 - What do Americans Think of Abortion & God and the Space Program
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered those timeless words: “That’s one small step for Man, one giant leap for Mankind.” A few months before, astronauts on the Apollo 8 mission capsule recited the first ten verses from the book of Genesis as they circled the Moon on Christmas Eve. What role did religious motivation play in making one of mankind’s greatest dreams a reality? We talk with Kendrick Oliver. Listen for this and much, much more!
2022-07-20 - Eucharistic Revival
A grandmother in England who was fined for praying publicly during Covid lockdowns has gotten justice. Al has the story. Kishore Jayabalan looks at a Medical School that is saying ‘no’ to Cancel Culture, Fr. Roger Landry discusses the Eucharistic Revival, We take a look at the economy with Chadd Garcia, and Billy Atwell shares how his faith grew, waned, and grew again while battling cancer twice.
2022-07-19 - St. Paul and the Natural Law
What does Jesus say about sharing the Gospel with the Jewish people? Peter Herbeck joins us. What does St. Paul say about the Law? Dr. Robert Fastiggi joins us.
2022-07-18 - Jesus Shows Us the Way to the Father
What did Jesus mean when He said He shows us the way to the Father? Al opens up the Gospel of John to explain, Elaine Ecklund looks at how scientists around the world view religion, We discuss Christian perspectives on the news with Jeff Bilbro, and look at the history of the Beatitudes with Rebekah Eklund.
2022-07-15 - The Theology of the Body and Contraception
Guest host Marcus Peter discusses the Theology of the Body and the Church’s teaching on Contraception with Dr. Nathan Schlueter, and Peggy Stanton examines what this week’s Gospel about Martha and Mary can teach us about Prayer.