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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 22, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest host Matthew Bunson discusses the resignation of Cardinal Sarah and other Vatican News with Edward Pentin. Fr. Thomas Landry reflects on Lent and Michael News looks at Planned Parenthood’s new annual report and abortion rates.

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Sarah’s Resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah, who turned 75 last summer, as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Edward Pentin joins us with this and other Vatican news.

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Robert Sarah’s Resignation from Divine Worship Congregation

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Edward Pentin is the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He’s the author most recently of The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin

Lenten Reflections with Fr Roger Landry

Lent is fully underway – though for many of us it still feels like we’re in Lent 2020. How can you get the most out of your Lent? And how can we grow spiritually from the new Christological Collects? Fr. Roger Landry joins us.

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5 Ways Catholics Can Grow Spiritually From the Christological Collects During Lent 2021

Father Roger Landry is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. He writes for many Catholic publications and is the author of Plan of Life: Habits to Help You Grow Closer to God.

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Annual Report shows Planned Parenthood’s Abortions Increased  

Planned Parenthood’s annual report once again showed an increase from the previous year in both abortions performed and government funding. Michael New has the details.

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Despite pandemic, Planned Parenthood’s abortions increased in FY 2020

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Michael New is visiting assistant professor in the Busch School of Business at Catholic University of America and an associate scholar at Charlotte Lozier Institute.
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