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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 23, 2022 – Hour 2

Luke Coffey has the latest on Ukraine and Joe Heschmeyer celebrates the feast of St Polycarp.

Kresta Comments: What does the Church Teach about War?

Al looks over Church teaching, especially the writings of John Paul II, to see what the Church says about the meaning of Just War.

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Ukraine Declares State of Emergency as Tensions Escalate

Ukraine announced this morning that it will declare a State of Emergency for at least 30 days, but not yet declare martial law. The country has also seen cyberattacks hit its government websites and banks, which NATO blames on Russia. Luke Coffey joins us with the latest.

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How the U.S. Should Help Defend Ukraine

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Luke Coffey is the director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Follow him on Twitter @LukeDCoffey

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Meet St Polycarp, Father of the Church  

St. Polycarp was a bishop and martyr who lived in the first and second centuries of the Christian era. His time is often called the “sub-apostolic age,” because his was the first generation of Christians to take responsibility for the Church after the death of the last Apostle, John. Today’s his feast day and we get to know him with Joe Heschmeyer.

Joe Heschmeyer is a staff apologist for Catholic the answers and the author of three books, most recently The early Church was the Catholic Church. He blogs at

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