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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 18, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – January 18, 2021

Talking about the Things That Matter Most

4:00 Why We Took the March for Life Online  

On Friday afternoon Pro-Lifers learned that the 2021 March for Life would take place entirely online, with just a handful of pro-life speakers present in Washington. The March’s organizers cited COVID-19 rates and the instability in DC following the riots earlier this month as reasons for the change and fully intend to have an in-person March next year. Jeanne Mancini has more.

4:20 – Kresta Comments: Martin Luther King

4:40 – Why did the Vatican honor Shahbaz Bhatti?  

On Friday the Diocese of Rome hosted a memorial Mass for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician from Pakistan who was assassinated by Islamic terrorists in 2011. Al spoke with Shahbaz’s brother, Paul, a few years ago at the Under Caesar’s Sword Conference in Rome. We’ll look back on their conversation, discussing Shahbaz and Catholic life in Pakistan.

5:00 – What Religion can Save Society?

Is religion a right given to us by the state? Is it an opium for the masses? Is it private opinion with no role in the public sphere? Secularists claim that religion is merely a private matter, personally engaging but socially irrelevant. They may concede that a little bit of faith can be helpful, but you should mostly keep it to yourself.  Religion, modern secularists say, is irrelevant to modern justice and law. Scott Hahn joins us with his rebuttal.