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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 17, 2021 – Hour 2

Dr. Matthew Bunson and guest host Dr. Greg Popcak discuss day two of the USCCB June meeting. Plus, Mike Aquilina discuss his new book Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized.


Day Two of the USCCB June meeting

The American bishops are midway through their annual June meeting, being held virtually this year. What should we be looking for? Also, what else is going in the Church and will we need a new brievery? Dr. Matthew Bunson joins us.

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USCCB Meeting: Debate Erupts Over Allowing Unlimited Debate on Proposal to Draft Document on Eucharist | National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)

US bishops to consider advancing two causes of canonization (catholicnewsagency.com)

Bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document (catholicnewsagency.com)

Dr. Matthew Bunson is the executive editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News. He is also Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is the author of many books including the Encyclopedia of American Catholic History and the first English-language biography of Pope Francis.

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Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized

Jesus called his Apostles “friends.” For them and for the Church Fathers, friendship was at the heart of the Gospel and it was the most effective means of evangelization. Evangelizing the world was done through one friend bringing another into the Church—where both could be friends with God. Mike Aquilina, author of Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized joins us.

Mike Aquilina is executive vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and a contributing editor for Angelus News. He is author of more than fifty books, including The Fathers of the Church and Villains of the Early Church. He hosts the “Way of the Fathers” podcast for CatholicCulture.org and edits the Reclaiming Catholic History series for Ave Maria Press.

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