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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 9, 2021 – Hour 2

What did Christ Suffer at the Crucifixion? (2 segments) 

Historians regard crucifixion as one of the most painful and humiliating forms of public execution. We know that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem, but the scriptures don’t go into much detail and the circumstances of his death has been confused over the last 2 millennia. What did Christ suffer? We’ll talk about it with Dr Tom McGovern.  

Dr. Tom McGovern

Dr. Tom McGovern is the author of What Christ Suffered: A Doctor’s Journey through the Passion. He chairs the Catholic Medical Association Young Member Advisory Committee for students, residents, and young physicians in practice, and he loves speaking and writing about the intersection of faith and medicine. He is the co-host of the award-winning EWTN program Doctor Doctor, which is also the official podcast of the Catholic Medical Association.

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A society, not a monolith: What the Catholic Church is, and is not

On Thursday morning, Associated Press ran a report accusing “the Roman Catholic Church” in the United States of “sitting on billions” while it “amassed taxpayer aid” through the Paycheck Protection Program. But this fundamentally misunderstands what the Catholic Church in America actually is. JD Flynn explains.

JD Flynn

JD Flynn is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Pillar, a new Catholic media project focused on smart, faithful, and serious journalism, from committed and informed Catholics who love the Church. Visit them at

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