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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 24, 2021 – Hour 2

Guest Host Matthew Bunson and JD Flynn discuss raising children with special needs and Mike Aquilina looks at Pentecost and the birth of the Church.

Richard Dawkins’ View of Happiness

In 2014, Richard Dawkins claimed it was immoral to birth children with Down syndrome. He recently doubled down on those sentiments, claiming that “if a child has any kind of disability, you would probably increase the amount of happiness in the world by having another child instead.” JD Flynn, the father of two children with Down syndrome, responds.

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An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins

Nonsense and Disability: In Response to Richard Dawkins

JD Flynn is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Pillar, a new Catholic media project focused on smart, faithful, and serious journalism, from committed and informed Catholics who love the Church. Visit them at

Pentecost and the Birth of the Church

We have just celebrated the great Feast of Pentecost – the day the Church was born. We look back at what happened that day with Mike Aquilina.

Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than fifty books, most recently of The Eucharist Foretold: The Lost Prophecy of Malachi. Mike has co-hosted eleven thirteen-week series that air on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is solo host of two feature-length documentaries. He appears weekly on radio’s “Sonrise Morning Show” and is a frequent guest on other TV and radio shows. Visit

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