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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 5, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest Host Matthew Bunson

Georgia Votes with Senate Control up for Grabs   

Tuesday is Election Day for two runoff U.S. Senate races in the state of Georgia that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control power in the U.S. Senate. Matt Hadro takes a look.

Matt Hadro

Matt Hadro is Senior DC Correspondent for CNA Live. Follow him on twitter @matthadro

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Pro-life activists target Georgia races that will decide control of Senate

Catholics rise to prominence in Congress

The religious composition of the 117th Congress

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Fr. Reginald Foster’s Latin Legacy

On December 25, Fr. Reginald Thomas Foster, died. He was the world’s foremost authority on the Latin language, as well as Latinist to four popes and inspired thousands to love and study Latin. John Kuhner tells us more about him.

John Kuhner

John Byron Kuhner is editor of In Medias Res, the Paideia Institute’s online journal. He is working on a biography of Fr. Foster, for which he is seeking a publisher.

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Remembering Fr Reginald Foster

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Amen and Awoman?

Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri ended the opening prayer for the 117th Congress Sunday with “amen and a-woman,” in an apparent effort to be gender- and deity-inclusive. There are words like amen that we use so often we may have forgotten what they really mean. We look at the origins and meanings of amen and other words with Curtis Mitch.

Curtis Mitch

Curtis Mitch is a writer, editor, and research fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He has co-authored a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew with Edward Sri in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series and is the principal annotator and associate editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. Visit

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