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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 24, 2021 – Hour 2

Matthew Bunson has the details on Pope Francis’ meeting with Bishop Batzing and other church news, and Lytia Reese explains why some Catholic schools are sticking with distance learning.


Register Recap: Pope Francis Meets with Batzing?

Pope Francis held a private audience with German Bishop Georg Batzing this morning. Immediately afterward, the German bishop’s conference issued a statement saying the Pope has “encouraged us to continue on the synodal path we have chosen, to discuss the questions openly and honestly, and to come to recommendations for a change in the way the Church operates.” Matthew Bunson has the details on this story and other Church news.

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A Marvel-ous encounter: Pope Francis meets Spiderman

Pope Francis Receives Bishop Bätzing, Reportedly Encourages German Synodal Path

Cardinal Cupich to conduct visit of Vatican dicastery on behalf of Pope Francis

After Outcry, Vatican Eases Restrictions on Individual Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

Archbishop Cordileone Response

Bishop Paprocki: Regarding Communion debate “There should be no unity with iniquity”

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 Some Parents Are Opting for Permanent Distance Learning

Catholic schools across the country worked hard to keep their doors open this past academic year, even as many public schools remained closed. But now, with the coronavirus pandemic in retreat and nearly all schools returning to in-person classes this fall, a dozen Catholic dioceses across the U.S. are launching permanent online schools. Lytia Reese of the Diocese of Raleigh explains more.

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Facing enrollment declines, some Catholic dioceses are betting on online schools

Lytia Reese is the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Raleigh.

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