Kresta in the Afternoon – June 12, 2018 – Hour 1

+  U.S. Charts New Strategy for International Religious Freedom

  • Description: The latest report from the US Department of State reveals nothing new – violence against people of faith, particularly Christians, is escalating across the globe. Thankfully, the new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom is working on new strategies to change these trends. Daniel Philpott tells us more.
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    • Daniel Philpott
      Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on religion and global politics, emphasizing reconciliation and religious freedom. Visit
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+  Kresta Comments: The Ten Commandments of Broadcasting

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+  When Headlines Hurt, do we have a prayer?

  • Description: If you’re uneasy about the current ways in which our society communicates news and sometimes stifles the flow of information and conversation, you might want to learn more about the diagnosis—and the prescription for a cure—recently proposed by Pope Francis. Bill Schmitt joins us.
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    • Bill Schmitt
      Bill Schmitt is the author of a new e-book entitled When Headlines Hurt: Do We Have a Prayer? The Pope's Words of Hope for Journalism. He is an independent journalist and multimedia consultant with experience who has also served on the University of Notre Dame communications staff for 13 years after a career in the secular press. His ventures now include writing in various formats, podcasting and radio, news reporting and commentary, outreach on behalf of service initiatives, and growth in Catholic spirituality. He is a lifetime-professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
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        • When Headlines Hurt: Do We Have a Prayer?: The Pope's Words of Hope for Journalism
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