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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 29, 2021 – Hour 2

Guest Host Matthew Bunson discusses vaccine mandates and the life of Fr Stanley Rother.

What to Make of Vaccine Mandates?

There has been increasing talk of “Vaccine passports” to help battle rising cases of COVID, especially the Delta variant. Dr. Steve Doran joins us.

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NCBC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Dr. Stephen Doran is a practicing neurosurgeon in Omaha and a member of the State of Nebraska COVID 19 task force. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate on May 1 and is the bioethicist for the Archdiocese of Omaha. He is cofounder along with his wife Sharon Doran of “Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study

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The Shepherd who Didn’t Run: The Story of Fr. Stanley Rother  

Fr. Stanley Rother once wrote that “The Shepherd cannot run at the first sign of danger.” He proved true to his word, and he was martyred for it at the age of 46. We celebrated his feast yesterday and Maria Scaperlanda tells his story today.

Maria Scaperlanda is the author of The Shepherd who Didn’t Run and Their Faith Has Touched Us: The Legacies of Three Young Oklahoma City Bombing Victims. She’s an author and blogger who has been published in America Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, the New York Times, Our Sunday Visitor and other national and regional publications. She’s also the author of Edith Stein: The Life and Legacy of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and other books and a former Director and Vice-President on the Catholic Press Association Board, and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, an international community of intellectuals. Find her blog at

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