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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 8, 2021 – Hour 2

Uju Ekeocha responds to President’ Bidens plans to promote abortion in Africa and Michael Pakaluk looks at the voice of Mary in John’s Gospel.


African Pro-Lifers Resist Abortion Imperialism

A diverse group of Africans has appealed to U.S. President Joe Biden in a powerful video to not fund abortion in their countries. The project is led by Uju Ekeocha, who says abortion means the elimination of her people. She joins us.

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Joe Biden’s abortion imperialism

Memo to Joe Biden: stop bullying us Africans

Uju Ekeocha is a Nigerian-born human rights activist and the founder of Culture of Life Africa. She’s the author of Target Africa: Ideological Neo-Colonialism in the 21st Century and is an internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist who has spoken in 18 countries, as well as the United Nations. Visit cultureoflifeafrica.com

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Finding Mary in the Gospel of John

The gospel of John has been recognized as unique from the other Synoptic Gospels – but why? Michael Pakaluk looks for the answer by examining the subtle but powerful influence of our Blessed Mother within John’s Gospel, drawing out the deeper meaning of what happened when the beloved disciple took her into his home.

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New translation of Gospel of John listens to voice of Mary

Charles Camosy is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. He writes a monthly “Purple Catholicism” column for RNS and is the author of five books. His most recent work, Resisting Throwaway Culture, was published in May of 2019 and won first place from the Catholic Publishers Association as “Resource of the Year.” He is currently working on a book that connects secular medicine’s rejection of fundamental human equality to their rejection of theology as a meaningful discipline. You can follow him on Twitter @ccamosy.

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