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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 15, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 15, 2021

4:00 – Kresta Comments: An Open Letter to Don Lemon

This morning the Vatican issued a clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex civil union; shortly thereafter The View asked CNN’s Don Lemon to offer a response from the perspective of an engaged gay man. Lemon said the Church needs to reconsider its teachings and called on Catholic leaders to “get to know” people who identify as LGBT. Al shares some thoughts.

4:20 – The Passion in Film

When we think of movies about the life of Christ, the first that come to mind are likely Mel Gibson’s Passion and Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. But there are many others. How does Gibson’s portrayal of Christ’s death compare to others? We’ll look at the theology of Gibson’s film and other passion portrayals with Monica Miller, who also previews her coming talk on the Red Rose Rescues.

5:00 – Responding to LGBT Issues with Compassionate Authority

This morning the Vatican issued a clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions, provoking the typical backlash that the Church “hates” people with same-sex attraction. Anna Carter’s Eden Invitation presents another way of looking at the matter beyond the LGBT+ paradigm. She joins us.

5:20 – Not Forgotten: Drawing Inspiration and Guidance from Saints, Scholars and more

Whenever a celebrity or other public figure dies, the internet and newscasts are flooded with tweets and tributes. But usually, within a few days, the world moves on. George Weigel joins us with a look at the lives of some saints and scholars – and one space probe – to reflect on why they should not be forgotten.