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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 19, 2023 – Hour 2

Matthew Bunson has an update on Theodore McCarrick, and Matthew Ramage discusses Pope Benedict’s theology of creation with Guest host Marcus Peter. 


McCarrick’s Lawyers say he isn’t fit to stand trial

Lawyers for Theodore McCarrick say the disgraced former Cardinal is not mentally fit to stand trial for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1970s. Matthew Bunson joins us to discuss this and other Church news.

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McCarrick’s lawyers say he’s not competent to stand trial

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

Matthew Bunson is Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 11 am on Ave Maria Radio

Benedict XVI and the Cosmic Covenant

In his book The Garden of God, Pope Benedict XVI addressed our responsibility towards creation. In his writings, he illustrated a biblical vision of man as the center of creation with which we share a bond of kinship and which we are called to wed to its Creator by exercising a dominion of love. Dr. Matthew Ramage joins us with more.

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Benedict XVI and the Cosmic Covenant


Matthew Ramage is Professor of Theology at Benedictine College where he serves as co-director of its Center for Integral Ecology. His most recent book, From the Dust of the Earth: Benedict XVI, the Bible, and the Theory of Evolution, was published by The Catholic University of America Press in 2022.
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