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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 21, 2021 – Hour 2

Church News Roundup – More on Biden and Bishops

At a press conference yesterday, new White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki was asked by EWTN’s Owen Jensen how the Biden administration will handle the Hyde Amendment and Mexico City Policy. She didn’t provide an answer but apparently felt it necessary to remind Jensen that Biden is “a devout Catholic.” We’ll look at what we can expect from the bishops, the Vatican, and the Biden administration with Matthew Bunson, who also has news on the now-Venerable Jerome Lejeune

Matthew Bunson

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 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.

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Archbishop Gomez: A Profile in Episcopal Courage

Washington Post: As Biden is sworn in, president of U.S. bishops assails him over abortion

In unprecedented move, Cardinal Cupich criticizes USCCB statement on Biden

USCCB Full Statement

Under President Biden, Vatican-US Relations Are Poised to Shift Dramatically

Pope Francis recognizes heroic virtues of pioneering French geneticist Jerome Lejeune

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Revelation and the Crisis in the Church, Part II

We talked last week with Peter Herbeck about the early chapters of the Book of Revelation and what they say about our current Church in crisis. He joins us again to dive deeper into the conversation.  

Peter Herbeck

Peter Herbeck is the vice president and director of missions for Renewal Ministries. For more than thirty years, he has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the US, Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. Visit

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