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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 10, 2021 – Hour 2

Guest Host Jerry Usher and Monica Miller discuss what the bishops have recently said about reception of the Eucharist. Also, the Feast of St Damien of Molokai and Germany continues to defy the Church.

Three Bishops Speak on Biden and Eucharist

Archbishop Cordileone’s letter on reception of the Eucharist has triggered responses from other bishops. Archbishop Naumann commended the letter, as did Bishop Olmsted, who warned of the “deadly apathy” of silence by church leadership. Meanwhile, Bishop McElroy published his own essay warning against “weaponizing” the Eucharist for political means. We’ll take a closer look with Monica Miller.

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

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Vatican sends letter to U.S. bishops: Don’t rush the debate on Communion, politicians and abortion

Archbishop Cordileone Explains His Stance Toward Abortion-Supporting Politicians: ‘I’m Trying to Save Souls’

Archbishop Naumann Commends Archbishop Cordileone’s Pastoral Letter: ‘The Protection of the Unborn Remains a Preeminent Priority’

Abp. Naumann, Pres. Biden, and the ongoing clash over Holy Communion

Bishop McElroy: Don’t Weaponize the Eucharist

Phoenix Bishop Olmsted Warns of ‘Deadly Apathy’ of Silence on Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

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The Amazing Life of Fr Damien of Molokai

Today we celebrated the Feast of Damien of Molokai. Matthew Bunson looks at the life of this incredible saint.

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St. Damien of Molokai: Brother & Servant to the Forgotten

A Leper for Christ

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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German Catholics Go Forward with Same-Sex Blessings

German Catholics have proceeded today with a planned blessing of same-sex couples in the country, a direct defiance of Vatican orders. AC Wimmer reports from Germany.

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German Catholics defy Vatican with blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples

AC Wimmer is the Editor in Chief of CNA Deutsch

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