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

Why was Bill Cosby freed? Al looks at the case, and Dan Lipinski weighs in on politicians and the Eucharist.

Kresta Comments: Bill Cosby Goes Free

Why was Bill Cosby freed from prison? The legal issues at play are complicated and, ultimately, there are no winners in this story. Al takes a Christian view of the case.

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Bill Cosby Freed: Why His Sexual-Assault Convictions Were Thrown Out

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Canadian Churches Burn as Country Comes to Grips with Indigenous Schools

Another 182 human remains were discovered this week at an Indigenous School in Canada. And since the discoveries began, at least four churches on tribal lands have burned down. Al explains what is going on.

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Catholic Bishops Of Saskatchewan Letter To First Nations, Métis, And Inuit Communities; Families And Citizens

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

Church fires are latest chapter in unmarked grave scandal

Latest First Nations discovery reveals 182 unmarked graves at Canada school

A Catholic Democrat Speaks on the Eucharist

The Democratic Party was once the home of most American Catholics, especially in the working class. But over the last 40 years, the Party’s wholehearted embrace – and now championing – of values antithetical to Church teaching leaves Catholics in a difficult spot. As a pro-life, Catholic member of Congress, Dan Lipinksi had to work through these issues. He joins us.

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Catholic Politicians, abortion and the Eucharist

Dan Lipinski is a former Congressman who served 8 terms as the US Representative for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. He distinguished himself in Congress as a champion of the middle class and earned a reputation as a commonsense legislator who brought people together to solve problems.  He served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  Dan authored numerous laws on transportation, research and technological innovation, the promotion of American manufacturing, restoring fiscal responsibility, and honoring America’s veterans and seniors.  He was the Democratic Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and the Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus.  Every year during Catholic Schools Week he introduced a resolution honoring the contributions of Catholic schools to America. He recently joined the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in an advisory role for the group’s advocacy and outreach efforts in Chicago.

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