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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 22, 2021 – Hour 2

Matthew Bunson discusses an upcoming Vatican conference and Pastor Darryl Spence shares how things are going in Minneapolis.

Vatican Conference to Focus on Mind-Body-Soul Connection to Health Care

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and the CEOs of Pharmaceutical  manufacturers Moderna and Pfizer, which created leading COVID-19 vaccines, will be among the featured speakers at a healthcare conference next month co-hosted by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture. Why such an odd guest list? Matthew Bunson joins us.

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Vatican Conference to Focus on Mind-Body-Soul Connection to Health Care

Matthew Bunson is Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.

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How Christians Are Leading in Minneapolis

We’ve frequently discussed how Christians are called in a special way to be leaders in bringing justice and peace to America’s racial conversations. One man who is doing exactly this is Pastor Darryl Spence, who founded the God Squad in Minneapolis to serve as a bridge between police departments and the communities they serve. He joins us.

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Pastors hope for “small steps to healing” after Chauvin verdict

Minnesota Black Catholics Say Chauvin Verdict Is a First Step Toward Justice

Neighbors in turmoil

In Minneapolis, churches pursue the hard work of reconciliation

Pastor Spence’s Website

Pastor Darryl Spence is an associate pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Paul. He is the founder of the God Squad, which is part of the Minnesota Safe Streets coalition. Visit and

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