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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 31, 2020 – Hour 2

2020 Countdown Day 8

#4: An Incredible Story of Adoption and Love

Ryan Holets is a police officer serving in the city of Albuquerque. A few years ago, he encountered a young pregnant woman doing drugs and asked her why she was hurting her baby. She broke down and said she was looking for someone to take the baby – and he offered to do just that. Ryan joins us.

Ryan Holets

Ryan Holets is a police officer serving in the city of Albuquerque. He and his wife Rebecca are the parents of five children.

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#3: Bishop Strickland Discusses the Laity

Though he represents a smaller Diocese, Bishop Joseph Strickland has become one of the more well-known and outspoken bishops in America. He joins us offering his thoughts on the state of the Church today and how the lay faithful can boldly meet challenges on parish renewal, the essentiality of the Eucharist and much more.

Bishop Joseph Strickland

Joseph E. Strickland is bishop of Tyler, Texas and the author of Light and Leaven: The Challenge of the Laity in the Twenty-First Century. Ordained in 1985, he was assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish in Tyler and served as parochial vicar until 1989.He was appointed judicial vicar for the Diocese of Tyler in 1995, and the following year Pope John Paul II bestowed on him the title of Monsignor. On September 29, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Msgr. Strickland the fourth bishop of Tyler.

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