Archives for August 22, 2012

Al Kresta’s Analysis of This Whole “Al Smith Dinner” Thing

I invited Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Radio and host of the nationally-syndicated "Kresta In The Afternoon," to comment regarding the controversy that's been swirling around Cardinal Dolan's invitation to President Obama to participate in the Al Smith Dinner.I knew I could count on Al to deliver a poignant response, well considered and well expressed.  What follows is a first for me:  A guest post by Al Kresta! … [Read more...]

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Nailing Jello to a Tree: The Wit and Wisdom of Al Kresta

It was the fall of 1987.  I was heading southward on I-75, driving home from my job in downtown Detroit and listening to “Talk From the Heart” on evangelical radio station WMUZ-FM.  The show was hosted by Al Kresta, then pastor of a small non-denominational church, Shalom Ministries.As I crossed the Rouge River Bridge, I heard Al say, “You know, we’d like to find a producer for the show—someone who can answer the phones, screen callers, line up some interview guests….”“Wow!” I thought. “I … [Read more...]

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A Good Idea Morphs Into “Skinhead Barbie”?

A few days ago, I posted an article about L’Osservatore Romano’s expressed support for “Bald Barbie.”  In a weekend column, the Vatican newspaper had encouraged Mattel to consider selling the hairless doll in stores, for the benefit of children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or illness.A reader sent me this link from the Orlando-Sentinel: KISSIMMEE – A "skinhead" Barbie doll, … [Read more...]

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