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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 9, 2020

Kresta in the Afternoon – December 9, 2020

Talking about the Things That Matter Most

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Solzenitsyn’s Advice to the Free World

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was one of the great souls of the twentieth century. A survivor of World War II, cancer, and 11 years in captivity in the Soviet Gulag, he exposed the true nature of Soviet brutality to the Western world. December 11 is the anniversary of his birth and we are looking back at his life with David Deavel.

5:00 – Biden and Communion – is there a Simple Answer?

The U.S. bishops have challenged some of Joe Biden’s public positions as problematic because they cause confusion about Church teaching, and last week Archbishop Emeritus Charles Chaput called for him to not receive Communion. But for many Catholics, the bishops’ stance on whether politicians should be allowed to receive the Eucharist when their public positions are at odds with Church teaching is equally confusing. Mike Warsaw discusses.

5:20 – Bringing Divine Mercy to the Living and Dead

As a young physician in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dr. Bryan Thatcher worked day and night to improve the bodily health of his patients. He became very wealthy but was struggling interiorly. He went through the motions of church attendance, but the job stress took its toll on his marriage, and he became estranged from his wife, Susan. The two most important things in life — faith and family — were severely strained. Things began to change following a visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe and he now devotes his life to bringing the Divine Mercy to all. He shares his story.