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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 1, 2021 – Hour 1

Al looks at Christ as the answer to loneliness and meets “Mattress Mack,” who has helped Houstonians affected by the storms.

Kresta Comments: Christ as the Answer to Loneliness

Loneliness among Americans has been growing in recent years, but the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated the problem. Al looks at how Christ can be the remedy to the problem.

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LISTEN TO THIS SEGMENT: Al comments on a recent Harvard study on loneliness.

Strangers in a Strange Land: Catholics in Contemporary American Culture

Father Gabriel Richard High School is continuing its annual Familiaris Consortio Conference series, with Dan Lipinksi, Al and Ralph Martin examining how Catholics can live and lead in a post-Christian world. John Dejak tells us more.

LISTEN TO THIS SEGMENT: Al Kresta interviews John DeJak
John DeJak is President of Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor. He’s the author of “With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit.” Visit

Disciples on the Job: Providing Shelter from the Houston Storms

When winter storms and power failures struck Houston, Jim McIngvale knew what to do. The man known as “Mattress Mack” opened the doors of his furniture stores, providing free food, blankets and shelter to anyone who needed them. He’s done this for other disasters in the past and is another example of what we like to call “Disciples on the Job.” Jim joins us. 

LISTEN TO THIS SEGMENT: Al Kresta interviews “Mattress Mack!”
Jim Mcingvale is a businessman who owns and operates the Gallery Furniture chain in Houston, Texas. Visit them at and find Jim on Facebook by searching Mattress Mack.
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