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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 23, 2022 – Hour 2

Sister DeDe Brown shares how she helped a family escape Afghanistan as well as her fight against Vaccine mandates. Also, we discuss “Divided we Fail” with Joe Jordano and Al looks at the tragic suicide of a former Miss USA.

I helped my friend’s family escape Afghanistan

Late last year Sister Dede Byrne received an unexpected phone call telling her she had worked with the caller’s mother years ago in Afghanistan, and the mother now was in danger. She tells us what happened next and also shares her experience applying for a religious exemption to the Covid vaccine mandates.

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Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts

A Doctor Begged a Religious Sister for Help. Last Week, She and Her Family Escaped Afghanistan.

D.C. restores Sister Dede’s medical license during COVID-19 vaccine legal battle

The latest on Sister Dede: D.C. has given her a religious exemption from vaccination mandate

Sister Dede Byrne is a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a religious order centered on service, prayer, and Eucharistic adoration. She delivered an address at the 2020 Republican National Convention. She previously served as a surgeon, retired army officer, and missionary.

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Divided We Fail   

President Biden was elected on the promise to “heal and unify” America, and just over a year into his presidency it’s pretty obvious that hasn’t worked out. As long as Christians are divided,  America will never be healed of its divisions. How can we come together to confront the issues facing the Church? That’s the focus of the next edition of the Familiaris Consortio conference. Joe Jordano joins us.

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Joe Jordano is the President of Father Gabriel Richard High School. The Familiaris Consortio conference is Saturday, April 9 from 9-12 at Father Gabriel Richard High School. Learn more at or find the link in our slider.

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Kresta Comments: Lessons from a Tragic Death

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died by suicide earlier this year. In an essay last summer, she reflected on the pressure she felt from aging: “turning 30 feels like a cold reminder that I’m running out of time to matter in society’s eyes — and it’s infuriating.” Al discusses.

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A Pageant Queen Reflects on Turning 30

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