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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 14, 2021 – Hour 1

Did Yuri Gagari claim to “never see God” in Space? Why can’t we have honest conversations about race? Al discusses then talks everyday spirituality with Fr. Albert Haase.

Kresta Comments: Honest Conversations on Race

After a brief look at whether Yuri Gagarin “saw God” in outer space, Al responds to some feedback from his recent conversation on race and looks at why we can’t have honest conversations on race in America.

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us   

Do you ever feel like you are walking in spiritual circles? While we might think it would be different for a Franciscan priest, Father Albert Haase shares the same struggles. And yet he also affirms that we are all called to be ordinary mystics, who, in the words of his own spiritual director, are “ordinary Christians who do what we are all called to do: respond to grace.” He joins us.

Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Fr. Albert Haase is the author of Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us. He’s a popular preacher in both Catholic and Protestant churches and a teacher of spiritual formation and spiritual direction. For 5 years, he was the co-host of the weekend show, “Spirit and Life.” . A former missionary to mainland China for over 11 years, he is also the author of the audio CD series, THE LORD’S PRAYER: A Summary of the Entire Gospel, published by and other books on popular spirituality. Visit
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