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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 14, 2021 – Hour 1

Al takes church lessons from Nathaniel Hawthorne and talks Church News with Matthew Bunson.

Kresta Comments: What can Nathaniel Hawthorne Teach us about the Church?

What lessons can we learn about the modern church from a short story written before the Civil War? Al looks at Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Birthmark to explain.

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The Birthmark

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Register Recap: Pope Francis Appoints New Realtor General for Synod

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich as the Realtor General for the 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality. The 62-year-old archbishop of Luxembourg has expressed his support for Germany’s Synodal Path and advocates greater lay and youth involvement in the Church. We’ll take a look with Matthew Bunson.

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Pope Appoints Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich the Synod’s New Relator General

What’s behind a false rumor about Pope Francis resigning ‘in the next few hours’?

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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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