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.
2023-03-20 - The Media, Medicine, and Society
We celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph with Mark Miravalle, and Al looks at what a strange new law in Germany tells us about media, medicine and society. Liz Lev shares some examples of how St Joseph, the “Silent Knight,” has been depicted in art, and Meg Meeker has some tips for becoming a stronger father.
2023-03-17 - Fasting, Civilization Collapse and the Holy Eucharist
What is civilization without the Eucharist? The answer is all around us, and it is a terrible thing to see. Jason Craig joins us. Guest Host Marcus Peter talks with Tim O’Donnell about cultivating strong marriages in a hookup world. Guest Host Marcus Peter celebrates the Feast of St Patrick by looking at Irish history and society with Phil Campbell.
2023-03-16 - St. Patrick Lights the Flame in our Hearts
What’s going on with these bank failures? Economist Robert Whaples helps clear it up. Also, Peggy Stanton looks to this Sunday’s Gospel and the healing of a blind man, and Ambassador Joe Cella has the latest on Jimmy Lai. Does everyone go to Heaven? Michael McClymond joins us to kick off a brand-new video discussion, and Irish singer Dana lights a fire in our hearts with St. Patrick.
2023-03-15 - Discerning God’s Will
Al gives us a Christian perspective on Anger and we talk with Fr. Richard Gallagher about discerning God’s will. Forget the Seven Deadly Sins – we’re discussing the Seven Deadly Virtues with Jonathan Last.
2023-03-14 - The Unforgiving Servant
Do we ever act like the unforgiving servant Jesus warns us of in his parables? Al shares some thoughts, and Tim Glemkowski continues our road to the Eucharistic Revival. Greg Popcak has tips for growing in family prayer and we look at the life of Albert Einstein with Don Howard.
2023-03-13 - Matthew Bunson, Gary Jansen and Steve Wood
In the first hour, Matthew Bunson discusses the German synod with Al and Gary Jansen introduces Al to an Ignatian Stations of the Cross. In the second hour, Steve Wood compares Catholic and Protestant views of justification.
2023-03-10 - Spiritual but Not Religious
How do you respond to someone who says they are “spiritual, but not religious?” Fr John Bartunek joins us, and Dr Rusty Chavey discusses the upcoming Rose Mass. Peggy Stanton gets us ready to meet the Woman at the Well this Sunday, and we discuss the benefits of Fasting with Dr Jay Richards.
2023-03-09 - The Mystery of Divine Love
Al has more thoughts on fallout from the Capitol footage and what happens when people try to be “more patriotic than thou.” Also, Dr. Kristen Collier discusses having resilience in the face of trials, and Archbishop Borys Gudziak discusses the war in Ukraine. What does it mean to say God is Love? We explore the Divine intimacy with God and His people with Dr. Andre Villenuevé.
2023-03-08 - Rethinking Pauline Theology
Did we actually learn anything from the newly-released January 6 tapes? Al shares his analysis. Also, Jonathan Dingler has the latest on Christian persecution in China and Mike Hernon asks if “messiness” is the secret to family holiness. Brant Pitre examines Paul as a New-Covenant Jew.
2023-03-07 - Exposing the “Anti-Mary”
What can the brutal martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity teach us about Happiness? Al celebrates their feast, and Carrie Gress exposes the “Anti-Mary” in our culture. Paul Williams shares his unexpected pilgrimage from Buddhism to Catholicism.
2023-03-06 - Awake, Not Woke
Why are some ethicists arguing that brain-dead women should be used as surrogate mothers? Jennifer Lahl joins us. Also, Louis Brown discusses a new pro-life center and Deal Hudson reports from CPAC. Are you “Woke?” Or are you Awake? Noelle Mering joins us.
2023-03-03 - Is there Evidence for Miracles?
What evidence do we have of the miracles we hear about? Investigative reporter Lee Strobel takes the case. Dan and Amber Dematte take us on a 33-day couples retreat to bring your family closer to Jesus, and Lyda McGrew explains the “hidden coincidences” she has found in Scripture.
2023-03-02 - What does the Catechism say about the Transfiguration?
Did Bishop Paprocki say some cardinals are committing heresy? Matthew Bunson fills us in. Also, the results of Nigeria’s presidential election are in – and being contested. Ed Clancy has the details.
2023-03-01 - The Adventure of Living in Christ
Andrea Picciotti-Bayer has the latest news on crackdowns against the Church in Nicaragua. Also, Jerome Foss has a Catholic defense of George Washington and Msgr. Michael Heintz celebrates the adventure of living in Christ.
2023-02-28 - A Guide to God's Invincible Gifts
John-Mark Miravalle joins us to explore the meaning and importance of beauty, and we look at the dangers of secularism with David Zahl. A third of Catholic parents don’t care if their kids grow up to share their faith. Why so many? We talk with Greg Popcak, and look at the gifts of the Spirit with Kevin Vost.