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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 9, 2021 – Hour 1

President Biden has publicly announced he wants to “unite the country.” How exactly can America unite? That’s not entirely clear yet, but the sentiment seems to be there. Al talks about Jeep’s Super Bowl ad featuring Bruce Springsteen (a call to return to the middle). Then Mindy Belz from World Magazine joins Al to discuss the current situation in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Then Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers joins Al to talk about the upcoming Good News Cruise.


Kresta Comments: Can We Get to the “Middle?”

Did you see the Super Bowl ad featuring Bruce Springsteen? In the ad, he highlights a chapel found at the center of the US and calls for Americans of all political affiliations to meet at “The Middle.” Some have praised the ad, but others have rejected it – some say they don’t want to associate with racists, others say they don’t want with those who falsely accuse them of being racist. Al weighs in.

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What’s happening in Myanmar? 

The election fallout and beginning of the Biden administration has distracted many Americans, including the press, from major international stories. Last week Myanmar’s military seized control of the country – Mindy Belz explains what’s happening.

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Myanmar’s retaking

Alexei Navalny: 1,000 arrested after protests over jailing of Russian opposition leader

Russian protesters detained at pro-Navalny rallies say police threatened and intimidated them: ‘The regime has shown its teeth’

Myanmar junta cracks down on crowds defying protest ban

Mindy Belz is the Senior Editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz and visit world.wng.org.
Mindy Belz is the Senior Editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz and visit world.wng.org.

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Warm Up Your Marriage – and Escape the Winter Chill

A bitter cold front is covering vast parts of the nation and a nearly yearlong pandemic has kept many of us from seeing our friends. Setting sail next January, the second Good News Marriage Cruise hopes to remedy some of that. Take this opportunity to grow in faith with your spouse while having a great time. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers gives us a taste of what to expect.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is a Catholic speaker and evangelist and the founder and director of dynamicdeacon.com. He's the author of Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality and The Mass in Sacred Scripture. Visit him at deaconharold.com and learn about the cruise at Goodnewscruise.com
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is a Catholic speaker and evangelist and the founder and director of dynamicdeacon.com. He’s the author of Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality and The Mass in Sacred Scripture. Visit him at deaconharold.com and learn about the cruise at Goodnewscruise.com

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