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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 18, 2021 – Hour 1

Reggie Littlejohn joins us fresh off her Congressional appearance discussing a boycott of the Beijing Olympics. We’ll also hear a report from Germany on the continued issues with the Church there and Al shares thoughts on conscience and moral truth.


Why I’m Calling for an Olympic Boycott (Part II)

Today Reggie Littlejohn joined several other China experts in a joint hearing to examine the implications of a US Boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in China. Speakers explored China’s human rights practices against the ideals of the Olympics and explore possible ways to leverage the Olympics to improve China’s human rights practices. Reggie lets us know how it went.

Reggie Littlejohn is Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. Visit womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org


Catholics and Protestants Share Communion at German Ecumenical Convention

Protestant and Catholic worshippers in Germany defied Church teaching on Sunday by taking part in each other’s celebration of the Lord’s Supper at an Ecumenical Convention in Frankfurt. Christoph Wimmer reports from Germany.

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Catholics and Protestants Share Communion at German Ecumenical Convention

Christoph Wimmer is the editor of CNA Deutcsh.

Kresta Comments: Conscience and Moral Truth

In recent times, we have heard from bishops and moral theologians that the moral law is subject to the conscience. In Germany, Bishop Georg Bätzing said that Protestants who examine their conscience may receive the Eucharist. In the United States, some politicians say their conscience allows them to receive Communion despite their support for abortion, same-sex so-called marriage, or other things that are against Catholic teaching. Is this idea that conscience is above the moral law found in scripture? What is the Catholic view of this? Al shares his thoughts.

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