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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 1, 2021 – Hour 2

We discuss church news, the Feast of Junipero Serra, and the story of the world’s most premature baby to survive.

Register Recap: Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

After 23 years in the Archdiocese of Dijon, in eastern France, the priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) will be dismissed at the end of summer. Matthew Bunson explains what’s going on in this story.

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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Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

French Archbishop to Expel Traditional Priestly Fraternity in Anticipation of New Papal Decree

Is Pope Francis Writing New Document to Restrict the Extraordinary Form?

As Benedict XVI Celebrates 70 Years as a Priest, a Homily He Gave on the Priesthood

Polish Catholic archbishop sanctioned by Vatican defends election as mayor

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Doctors gave him 0% chance of survival. He just celebrated his first birthday!

Richard Hutchinson came into the world four months premature, weighing less than one pound and small enough to fit into the palm of your hand. He just celebrated his first birthday, is learning how to crawl, and has been recognized as the most premature baby to survive. His mother Elizabeth joins us to share the family’s story.

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A newborn weighed less than a pound and was given a zero percent chance of survival. He just had his first birthday.

Baby Richard Facebook group

Baby Richard GoFundMe

Elizabeth Hutchinson is the mother of Richard Hutchinson, who was born last year four months premature and has been recognized as the most premature baby to survive. She and her husband Rick are posting updates of his progress at the Baby Richard facebook group.

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St Junipero Serra – America’s Forgotten Founding Father

When we talk of America’s founding, we typically look to the East coast, where we find the Revolutionary battlefields and the buildings where the American government was born. But there’s another set of Founding Fathers in the West who are often overlooked. Led by Fr Junipero Serra, they laid the foundation for much of Western America. On St. Serra’s Feast Day, we talk with Patrick Laurence.

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St. Junípero Serra and the Founding of the West

Patrick M. Laurence, an attorney, writes on legal, cultural, and philosophical issues from Orange County, California. His talk “Junípero Serra on Trial: Criminal or Saint?” has been presented to numerous audiences and was featured on a nationally-syndicated radio program. He received his undergraduate degree from Thomas Aquinas College in California and his law degree from Ave Maria School of Law in Michigan.

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