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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 26, 2021 – Hour 1

Al looks ahead to an interview with Cardinal Pell and Steven Greydanus asks if Star Wars still matters.

Kresta Comments: The Saga of Cardinal George Pell

This morning Al interviewed Cardinal George Pell about his time in prison, where he spent more than 400 days on false charges of sex abuse, as well as other matters going on in the Church. We’ll share that interview with you tomorrow, but first Al reviews the saga of what Cardinal Pell has gone through.

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Cardinal Pell: Prison Journal is “a historic record and daily spiritual discipline”

Cardinal Pell Leads Eucharistic Procession in Rome

Cardinal Pell on What He Learned From His Time In Prison: ‘The Christian Package Works’

Cardinal Pell: Prison Journal is “a historic record and daily spiritual discipline”

The Enduring Legacy of Star Wars

The first Star Wars film hit theaters on May 25, 1977, and immediately became a cultural phenomenon. More than forty years later, it still matters. Even the most passionate fans have to admit the films are artistically flawed, but the franchise’s impact on Hollywood and American pop culture has been incalculable. We’ll talk with Steven Greydanus about this American mythology and why Star Wars still matters.

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Jimmy Akin: The Star Wars Films: Moral and Spiritual Issues

The myth and magic of Star Wars:
Is it over?

Is Star Wars Gnostic?

An American mythology: Why Star Wars still matters

Steven Greydanus is the creator of Decent Films and the film critic for the National Catholic Register. He’s a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark. He co-hosts Reel Faith with David DiCerto. Visit

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