Catholic Speaker Al Kresta (EWTN, Kresta in the Afternoon Host) joins the conversation about the importance of ‘getting the house in order;’ giving tips for how to get the domestic church in order.
“A Christian home is supposed to be a domestic church, and that’s not just a catch phrase!…
…The ritual of daily life is where we should always begin. We shouldn’t begin with extravagant expectations of ministering to thousands. We’re supposed to begin ministering to those closest to us, and that’s family.”
later in the interview, Al revels the one instance in his life he thought about retiring and talks about why right now is an exciting time to be Catholic in America!
“While I love what I do ( working in Catholic Media) the truth is, my favorite times of the year are when all my grand kids get together!” -Kresta
Tom and Al reflect on the work of Catholic Media Ministry, in contrast to, the culture’s declining confidence in mainstream media.
“Never forget that the mainstream media exists as a delivery system for advertising; these are commercially driven institutions.
… It has nothing to do with journalistic standards. They work to arrest our attention and disaster stories sell.” -Kresta
Al talks about the specific obligation for Catholic media to ‘get it right,’ and use the technological amplification to build up, not tear down, the world.
“(Mainstream Media) gives the people what they want, and not what they need.” -Curran
“And, Catholic radio exits for the second, we have catechetical, not a commercial, purpose.” -Kresta