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.
2023-02-03 - The Chinese Spy Balloon!
The media and and religion, Pope Leo XIII, the latest attack on a crisis pregnancy center by Antifia. The Chinese Spy Balloon and Pope Francis' trip to Africa.
2023-02-02 - Author James Patterson
Author James Patterson discusses religion in the first hour. During the second hour, the feast of the Presentation is explored.
2023-02-01 - What the Sacraments Really Are
What are the worst decisions in the history of the Supreme Court? John Czarnetzky weighs in. Also, Monica Miller tells us what happened in the trial of Mark Houck and Jason Thacker explains the potential – and limits – of AI Chatbots. David Fagerberg helps us understand the deeper meaning of the Sacraments. Terry Mattingly examines press coverage of Pope Francis’ comments about homosexuality.
2023-01-31 - Everything Begins in Mysticism
What do President Biden’s recent comments on abortion have to do with the murder of Tyre Nichols? Al explains. Also, Robert Royal introduces us to the thought of Charles Peguy and Fr. Charlie Lana shares St. John Bosco’s lessons on Confession. A new survey found that kids’ mental health is the primary concern for parents. We’ll take a look with Dr. Greg Popcak, and Darrick Taylor shares how studying Luther helped him become Catholic.
2023-01-30 - The Beatitudes Show Us God's Plan for Happiness
Guest Host Marcus Peter joins Marcus Grodi to talk about the lessons we can learn from the tragedy of the Challenger explosion, and Fr. Sebastian Walshe discusses How the Beatitudes Show Us God’s Plan for Happiness. David Curry examines the worst places in the world for Christian persecution and Justin McClain has advice on praying in all occasions.
2023-01-27 - Cardinal McElroy’s “Radical Inclusivity”
The Vatican has once again called out the German Bishops for their Synod and Synodality. Al and Matthew Bunson discuss this and other stories, including a new call for “radical inclusivity” in the Church. We look at the history of Abortion in America, dating back to 1665, with Leah Savas.
2023-01-26 - The Beatitudes: A Portrait of Jesus
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives us the Beatitudes. We talk about it with Peggy Stanton. Also, Monica Miller invites you to a pro-life protest and Chadd Garcia explains the debt ceiling. Al shares the lives of Saints Timothy and Titus, and Dr Phil Blosser examines the history of speaking in Tongues.
2023-01-25 - The Radical Conversion of St. Paul
On this Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Steve Ray tells us what happened on the road to Damascus and Jimmy Akin responds to a claim that Paul’s writings never quoted Jesus. We continue our discussion on St Paul with Scott Hahn, who takes a deep dive into the Letter to the Romans.
2023-01-24 - What is Freedom?
Al discusses how our nation lost its idea of freedom and talks with Fr. Dempsey Acosta about the different interpretations of Scripture. Why do only 15% of Catholic kids remain faithful through adulthood? We talk with Dr. Greg Popcak, and Jill Fehleison celebrates the Feast of St Francis de Sales.
2023-01-23 - Increasing in the Knowledge of God
Winston Churchill had a very different faith life from other leaders of his time. How did it affect his leadership? We talk with Gary Scott Smith. Robin Gaby Fisher shares how the tragic Seton Hall Fire led to an incredible story of friendship and survival.
2023-01-20 - Live from the March for Life
Clare Kosmalski reports from the March for Life and Jeff Morrow shares how he became a Catholic after being raised in a secular home. Marcus Peter is our guest host. Guest host Marcus Peter talks about the Biblical foundations of Marian consecration with Shane Kapler.
2023-01-19 - Benedict XVI and the Cosmic Covenant
Why are so many young Catholics resistant to marriage? We talk with Rachel Hoover, and Peggy Stanton joins Guest Host Marcus Peter in previewing this Sunday’s Gospel. Matthew Bunson has an update on Theodore McCarrick, and Matthew Ramage discusses Pope Benedict’s theology of creation.
2023-01-18 - Religious Freedom
Guest Host Matthew Bunson and historian Bill Cook discuss what happened at the Council of Trent. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers discusses the mission of the diaconate and Fr. Tad Pacholczyk has tips for caring for people with dementia.
2023-01-17 - Forgiveness and Healing a Hurting Church
Abby Jorgensen joins guest host Gary Michuta to share her work with mothers who experience the pain of miscarriage, and Joseph Pearce dives into 12 great novels for Catholics. Fr Thomas Berg discusses how forgiveness can heal a hurting Church, and Dr. Melanie Barrett shares her journey from New Age Spirituality to the Church.