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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 29, 2021 – Hour 2

Matthew Bunson reviews a wide variety of church news, including problems with the German bishops and the newest saint, who was canonized in an unusual way.


Church News Roundup: A New Saint, Vatican Addresses Corruption Issues, and More

On April 24, Pope Francis used the process of “equipollent canonization” to declare Margaret of Castello the church’s newest saint. Who was Margaret of Castello? What does this process entail? Matthew Bunson joins us and also takes a look at other church news, including an attempt by Pope Francis to tackle financial corruption in the Vatican.

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What is equipollent canonization, and why do we need it?

USCCB has ‘nothing in the works’ on Biden and Communion

In anti-corruption law, Pope Francis seeks to quash Vatican ‘envelope’ culture with ban on gifts over $50

Vatican accused of investing in companies making ‘morning-after pill’

Polish Catholics commemorate fifth of diocesan priests killed in World War II

Washington Post: Biden’s abortion rights stance triggers coming debate among Catholic bishops on Communion

Meet St Margaret of Castello, the pope’s unexpected canonization

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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