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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 16, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 16, 2021

4:00 – Kresta Comments 

4:20 – Does the Domestic Church Discriminate?

Critics of yesterday’s Vatican statement on same-sex unions have said the Church’s words will cause pain in same-sex families and are calling on the church to develop different language to approach the matter. How can Catholics, especially the Domestic Church, approach these matters in a way that is both pastoral and orthodox? Does the Domestic Church discriminate? Dr Greg Popcak joins us.

5:00 – ‘I’m Following the Cross’: Why Shahbaz Bhatti Died Defending Asia Bibi

In March 2011, Shahbaz Bhatti – the only Christian serving in the Pakistani prime minister’s cabinet – was assassinated. He was known worldwide as a courageous man of faith and champion of religious freedom – and Knox Thames knew him as a friend. Knox, who has served as a Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in both the Obama and Trump administrations, joins us.

5:20 – What’s Happening in the German Church?

People have noted that the Fundamental Text of the German Synodal Way threatens outright schism in matters such as women priests and marriage, but it also distorts other theological questions. It’s a long and complex document, so Dr Eduard Echeverria is here to help us break it down.