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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 15, 2021 – Hour 1

Al reacts to the Vatican statement saying there can be no church blessing of same-sex unions and talks with Monica Miller about how Christ’s Passion has been portrayed on film.


Kresta Comments: An Open Letter to Don Lemon

This morning the Vatican issued a clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex civil union; shortly thereafter The View asked CNN’s Don Lemon to offer a response from the perspective of an engaged gay man. Lemon said the Church needs to reconsider its teachings and called on Catholic leaders to “get to know” people who identify as LGBT. Al shares some thoughts.

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Vatican’s doctrinal office: Catholic Church cannot give blessings to same-sex unions

After Vatican says same-sex unions cannot be blessed, White House reaffirms Biden’s support for them

‘No easy answers’: Top German Catholic bishop responds to Vatican’s ‘no’ on same-sex blessings

Full text: Vatican doctrinal office’s response to a question on the blessing of same-sex unions

The world episcopate and the German apostasy

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Al comments on the Vatican’s clarification on blessings for same-sex unions

Christ’s Passion in Film

When we think of movies about the life of Christ, the first that come to mind are likely Mel Gibson’s Passion and Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. But there are many others. How does Gibson’s portrayal of Christ’s death compare to others? We’ll look at the theology of Gibson’s film and other passion portrayals with Monica Miller, who also previews her coming talk on the Red Rose Rescues.

Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including “The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church,” “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ” Check out prolifesociety.com

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