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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 19, 2021 – Hour 1

Mark Miravalle looks at St Joseph as our spiritual father and Steven Greydanus lists examples of good father figures in film.

Fathers Know Best? The Surprising Dad Roles in Films

It’s the Feast of St Joseph, an exemplary model for all fathers. Are there any father figures in film who stand out? Steven Greydanus joins us with some surprising examples.

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Fathers Know Best? Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Surprising Animated Dads

Steven Greydanus is the creator of Decent Films and the film critic for the National Catholic Register. He’s a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark. He co-hosts Reel Faith with David DiCerto. Visit

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St Joseph: The First Co-Responsible Layman

Have you ever realized that St Joseph is a perfect example of the laity taking co-responsibility? He’s among the most important saints in our Church calendar – yet he’s famous mostly for his silence. We bring him out of the shadows with Mark Miravalle and learn how we can entrust ourselves, as Jesus and Mary did, to this humble servant of God.


Mark Miravalle is a professor of theology at Franciscan Univeristy and the author of many books, including Meet your Spiritual Father: A Brief Introduction to St Joseph. Visit him at

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Al and Mark Miravalle discuss St. Joseph

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