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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 10, 2021 – Hour 1

We look at the failed resignation of Cardinal Marx and other church stories with Matthew Bunson.


Pope Francis Denies Cardinal Marx’s Resignation

Pope Francis has declined to accept Cardinal Marx’s resignation. In a letter sent to Marx this week, the Pope said that the whole Church is in crisis because of the abuse crisis and the only fruitful path forward is to “assume the crisis, personally and communally.” Meanwhile, Cardinal Kasper says he is “very worried” about the German Synodal way and four bishops have distanced themselves from the letter sent to Archbishop Gomez. We’ll talk about all these stories and more with Matthew Bunson.

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Cardinal Marx: Pope Francis’ resignation decision a ‘great challenge’

‘Signers’ distance themselves from USCCB agenda letter

What the USCCB already teaches about ‘Eucharistic coherence’

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.


Catholics and Science

Are faith and science at odds? The answer depends in large measure on what you mean by religion.  If your “religion” is, say, astrology, then you could say there’s a conflict between science and “religion”.  The science of astronomy does conflict with the “religion” of astrology. We’ll talk more with Stephen Barr.

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Modern Physics, the Beginning, and Creation: An Interview with Physicist Dr. Stephen Barr

Catholic scientists ask: What if aliens exist?

Stephen Barr is the president of the Society of Catholic Scientists. He’s a professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware.

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