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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 24, 2021 – Hour 1

Mark Galli shares his journey to the Church and Matt Smith has an exciting opportunity for Catholic entrepreneurs.

Former Christianity Today Editor becomes Catholic

Christianity Today is known as the “journal of record” among American Evangelicals and for twenty years it was led in part by Mark Galli, a former Protestant minister. Recently, Mark came into full communion with the Catholic Church. He joins us to explain why.

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Why Mark Galli, Former Editor-In-Chief Of “Christianity Today,” Decided To Become Catholic

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Mark Galli spent 20 years as managing editor and then editor in chief of Christianity Today. He received a Masters in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and served as a Presbyterian pastor for ten years in Mexico City and Sacramento. He’s the author or co-author of nine books, most recently “When did we start forgetting God?” Visit and follow him on Twitter @markgalli. 

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OSV Challenge Inspires Catholic Innovators

Our Sunday Visitor is partnering with Ave Maria Radio to announce the 2021 OSV Challenge. Has your faith motivated you to make a difference? Do you have an idea for a project that will help create a meaningful, positive influence in the Church and world? The OSV Challenge will help incubate these project ideas – with three $100,000 grand prizes on the line. Matt Smith has more.

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OSV Challenge

Matt Smith is the Director of Strategic Alliances for the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation. He is responsible for managing existing relationships while generating new opportunities on a national basis with Catholic institutions, service providers, start-up businesses, and Catholic ministries. Visit

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