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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 17, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest host Dr. Greg Popcak shares some of his thoughts. Then Joe Heschmeyer discusses his new book A Man Named Joseph: Guardian for Our Times. Then, Montse Alvarado joins us to discuss the religious freedom victory at the Supreme Court with Fulton v City of Philadelphia.

Greg Comments: The “BeDADittudes”

Dr. Greg Popcak shares his thoughts on being a strong father as Father’s day is just around the corner.

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A Man Named Joseph: Guardian for Our Times

What is it that Saint Joseph has to offer the Church – and each one of us – today? He was held in obscurity for more than a millennium to becoming the Patron of the Universal Church. Joe Heschmeyer joins us to talk about St. Joseph’s example.

Joe Heschmeyer is a staff apologist with Catholic Answers, a lay apostolate that defends and explains the Catholic Faith. He also blogs at Previously, he was a litigator in Washington, D.C., and a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and two children.

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Fulton v City of Philadelphia – A Success for Religious Liberty

Today the Supreme Court unanimously decided in favor of Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion that the City of Philadelphia’s refusal to make an exception for Catholic Social Services is a violation of the first amendment. Montse Alvarado, host of EWTN News In Depth and the Vice President and Executive Director for Beckett, the firm behind the case, joins us.

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Supreme Court Sides Unanimously with Catholic Adoption Agency in Religious Freedom Win| National Catholic Register (

Montse Alvarado is the Vice President and Executive Director for Beckett. She is also the host of EWTN News In Depth, which airs Fridays at 8pm eastern on EWTN Television and Radio and again at Sundays at 11am eastern.

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