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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 1, 2024 – Hour 1

He is Risen! Carl Olson reflects on the “Three Rs” of the Resurrection and Jonathan Heaps discusses how Christ’s Wounds Draw us Closer to Him.


The Three R’s of the Resurrection

Do you remember people talking about the “Three Rs” of education – reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic? They’re the most basic building blocks of education and lay the foundation for everything that follows. What if we apply that principle to the greatest event in human history? We explore the Three Rs of the Resurrection with Carl Olson.

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The Three “R’s” of the Resurrection

Carl E. Olson is editor of Catholic World Report. He is the author of Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?, Will Catholics Be "Left Behind?" and other books. He is also a contributor to "Our Sunday Visitor" newspaper, "The Catholic Answer" magazine, "The Imaginative Conservative", "The Catholic Herald", "National Catholic Register", "Chronicles", and other publications.

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Christ’s Wounds Draw us Closer to Him

The Gospel of John briefly recounts St. Thomas’ encounter with the Resurrected Lord, who insisted that Thomas put his fingers into His wounds – wounds that apparently did not heal, despite His Resurrection. How can these wounds help us connect more to Christ? We talk with Dr. Jonathan Heaps.

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The Monstrosity of Christ’s Resurrection

Jonathan Heaps is a fellow with the Bernard Lonergan Institute at Boston College and specializes in Catholic philosophy and theology. He has published numerous essays on the relationship between embodiment, cognition, and culture that draw especially on the work of major figures in twentieth-century Catholic thought. His research has appeared in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly and Theological Studies. Visit him at and follow him on Twitter @JonathanRHeaps

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