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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 8, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – March 8, 2021

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – Are we the body of Christ persecuted?

Fr Benedict Kiely was celebrating a Mass in Vermont in 2014 when ISIS was sweeping across the Ninevah plain. For the first time in 2000 years, there would be no Mass at Mosul and he wanted to do something about it – but what could he do? Since then he has begun serving the Iraqi church however he can. He shares his experiences and what Pope Francis’ trip has meant for the people of the region.

4:40 – An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Prenatal Justice

In an open letter to Pope Francis published earlier this year, professor Charles Camosy lauded the pontiff for his defense of prenatal justice and lamented how our “throwaway culture” has led to such a disregard for life. He joins us.

5:00 – African Pro-Lifers Resist Abortion Imperialism

A diverse group of Africans has appealed to U.S. President Joe Biden in a powerful video to not fund abortion in their countries. The project is led by Uju Ekeocha, who says abortion means the elimination of her people. She joins us.

5:20 – Finding Mary in the Gospel of John 

The Gospel of John has been recognized as unique from the other Synoptic Gospels – but why? Michael Pakaluk looks for the answer by examining the subtle but powerful influence of our Blessed Mother within John’s Gospel, drawing out the deeper meaning of what happened when the beloved disciple took her into his home.