Ave Maria Radio: Kresta in the Afternoon

Kresta in the Afternoon is what Catholic radio has been missing: a daily conversation - personal, authentic and human. It looks at all of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching tradition of the Catholic Church. The scope is not limited to spiritual subjects...our host Al Kresta talks abortion, war, peace, dissent, old age, New Age, heavy metal, light eating, politics, church affairs, current events, family and marriage, movies and media, theology and apologetics, sports, crime and business. It's talk radio where God matters.
Al looks at the collapse - and possible rebirth - of Catholic Catechesis in the US and we take a pilgrimage through Catholic history with Kevin Schmiesing.
Liz Lev examines how St. Joseph has been depicted in art throughout history and Jon Sweeney shares a little-known story of the showdown between Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter Abelard.
Peggy Stanton looks at this Sunday's Gospel about entering through the Narrow Gate and Fr. Marek Machala tells stories of Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
Fr. John Riccardo is back as we continue our look at God's plan to Rescue the world.
Guest Host Marcus Peter and Matthew Bunson look at a strange report by the Swiss Bishops and Steve Dawson discusses the call to evangelization.
Guest Host Marcus Peter and Alejandro Bermudez have the latest news on persecution in Nicaragua and Wes Smith explains a new effort to create mouse embryos.
Fr. Andrew Young served as a Marine in Afghanistan and returned as a military chaplain. He shares his stories.
We look at the Rationality of belief with Kelly James Clark and Zac Kreigman shares what happened when he criticized the Black Lives Matter organization.
On this Feast of the Assumption, Al asks if the Scriptures emphasize Mary and Michael Pakaluk finds the voice of Mary in the Gospel of John.
Brant Pitre looks at the Jewish roots of the Marian doctrines.
Peter Herbeck looks ahead to this Sunday's Gospel about why it's time to set the earth on fire and Al examines the stabbing of Salman Rushdie.
Christen Pollo invites you to a crucial pro-life rally in Michigan and Matthew Bunson has an update on Cardinal Zen.
The Scriptures tell us of God's great mercy and plans for us. Al breaks it down, and Fr. Sebastian Walshe uncovers hidden treasures in the teachings of Jesus.
We kick off a new series with Fr. John Riccardo, examining God's plan to get His world back.
Al shares some more thoughts on what happened at Mar-a-Lago and also looks at a church that adapted the Broadway hit Hamilton - what did the real Alexander Hamilton believe? Also, Ed Clancy updates us on why Nicaragua is persecuting the Church and Curtis Martin invites you on the Good News Cruise.
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