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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 25, 2022 – Hour 1

Benedict Rogers reports on Hong Kong, Matthew Bunson tells us what happened at today’s Consecration, and Ed Sri has tips for praying the Stations of the Cross.

Facing the Threat of Arrest, Benedict Rogers Won’t be Silenced

Last week, Catholic activist Benedict Rogers received a formal warning from the Hong Kong Police Force’s National Security Department, threatening him with fines and even arrest for his work with Hong Kong Watch. They also demanded he shut down his website. But he isn’t letting that stop him. He joins us today.   

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‘We Will Not Be Silenced,’ Says UK Catholic Activist After Hong Kong Jail Threat

Benedict Rogers is Chief Executive of Hong Kong Watch. He’s a human rights activist specializing in Asia and writes on Christians solidarity worldwide. He serves with the UK Conservative Party’s Human Rights Commission. Follow him on Twitter @benedictrogers and visit

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What happened at the Consecration?

Matthew Bunson is Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.

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Five Ways to Pray the Stations of the Cross

As we approach Holy Week, many of us will be praying the Stations of the Cross. You don’t need to attend a service at Church to do so – there are lots of ways to benefit from this spiritual practice. We talk with Dr. Ed Sri

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books, including his latest, Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died. Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach. Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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