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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 11, 2023 – Hour 2

The first baby in the UK with DNA from 3 parents has been born. Fr. Tad Pacholczyk explains the ethical concerns of the case. Also, we talk with Grand Island, Nebraska’s Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt about his views on what is happening in the Church.


First British Baby born with DNA from Three Parents

A baby has been born in the UK with DNA from three parents via a revolutionary IVF procedure designed to prevent rare but dangerous mitochondrial diseases. When the UK first considered approving the procedure in 2015, the English bishops said it was happening too hastily and objected to the destruction of human embryos. We look closer at the story with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.

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First British baby with DNA from three people is born after IVF procedure

National Catholic Bioethics Center 

Fr. Tad’s website 

Fr. Tad has appeared on CNN, NPR, Catholic Radio and more. He also writes the Making Sense of Bioethics column. Visit or

A Bishop’s Reflections on the role of the Church Today

While Al was in Nebraska last week, he sat down with Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt of the Diocese of Grand Island. In his role as a bishop, he has noticed a disturbing trend – that many Catholics think the role of the Church is to make them “feel good” about their lives, rather than pursue the Truth. We’ll share his thoughts today.

Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt was ordained as the eight bishop for the Diocese of Grand Island in 2015. He grew up in Nebraska and attended St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was ordained in 1984 and named a Monsignor in 2010. He served as Director of Spiritual Formation at the Pontifical North American College from 2009-2012.
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