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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 29, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – April 29, 2021

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Biden Reflects on 100 Days  

4:20 – The Questions the Press Won’t Ask  

ISIS beheads a Christian captive. A convent in Missouri is riddled by bullets. Minorities in Afghanistan fear what their future under Taliban governance will be like. And hundreds of Indians mourn their loved ones as they hold mass cremations. Clearly, all these stories have a religious angle to them. So why does the press so often miss it? We’ll talk again with Terry Mattingly.

5:00 – Church News Roundup: A New Saint, Vatican Addresses Corruption Issues, and More

On April 24, Pope Francis used the process of “equipollent canonization” to declare Margaret of Castello the church’s newest saint. Who was Margaret of Castello? What does this process entail? Matthew Bunson joins us and also takes a look at other church news, including an attempt by Pope Francis to tackle financial corruption in the Vatican.

5:40 – Kresta Comments: The Vine and the Branches

While Michael Collins was orbiting the moon, Buzz Aldrin sat on the Lunar surface and privately read from John Chapter 15: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit, for you can do nothing without me.” That’s the Gospel we’ll be hearing this Sunday. Al has some more thoughts.