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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 12, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 12, 2021

Guest Host Matthew Bunson 

4:00 – China Takes Hong Kong Interference to New Level

China has approved a drastic overhaul of election rules for Hong Kong that would mostly bar pro-democracy politicians from competing in elections. This decision has further tightened Beijing’s grip on the territory. Chinese human rights violations are finally getting real attention in the West, and some leaders are even calling for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which Beijing will host. Benedict Rogers has the latest.

4:20 – Why Do People Care about the Royal Family?

Despite an ongoing pandemic, the rise of vaccination rates, and several big political stories this week, the world’s focus has apparently been focused on…the Royal Family. For Americans, the idea of a single family that captures the national imagination certainly seems strange. KV Turley Joins us from the UK to weigh in on why the story has been so huge, and also discuss several real news stories from the country.

5:00 – US bishops to vote on plan for Eucharist and pro-choice Catholic politicians

The U.S. bishops’ conference could be given a vote this June on whether to draft and publish a document addressing the question of administering the Eucharist to pro-choice Catholic politicians. We get more from Ed Condon, who also explains what’s going on with the German bishops.

5:40 – Illinois Family Asks for Fulton Sheen’s Intercession   

A Catholic couple in Peoria, Illinois, is asking for the intercession of hometown hero Ven. Fulton Sheen to save the life of their unborn son. Royce Hood joins us.