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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 16, 2020 – Hour 1

SEG 4-1 Overcoming Anxiety in Difficult Times

It’s been a difficult few weeks. The fallout from the election continues, COVID cases are rising and last week we had to face the McCarrick report. How do we stop ourselves from being overwhelmed? Peter Herbeck joins us.

Peter Herbeck

Peter Herbeck is the vice president and director of missions for Renewal Ministries. For more than thirty years, he has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughout the US, Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television programs The Choices We Face and Crossing the Goal. He also hosts the daily radio show Fire on the Earth. Visit

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SEG 4-2 McCarrick Report: What We Know a Week Later

It’s been almost a week since the release of the massive McCarrick report. Now that we’ve had some more time to read and digest it, what can we say about its contents? Phil Lawler offers his impressions.

Phil Lawler

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The McCarrick Report: the cover-up continues

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SEG 4-3 Covid Cases are Rising – What Ethical Questions Must be Answered?

Covid rates in several states are the highest they have been since the start of the pandemic and several states are imposing new restrictions, including limiting the number of people who can gather for holiday celebrations. But there is some good news: Moderna has announced a vaccine that is more than 94% effective, even better than the Pfizer vaccine announced last week. There are many ethical questions that must be examined at this time, and we talk once again with Dr. Steve Doran.

Dr. Steve Doran

Dr. Stephen Doran is a practicing neurosurgeon in Omaha and a member of the State of Nebraska COVID 19 task force.  He is in formation for the permanent diaconate and is the bioethicist for the Archdiocese of Omaha.  He is cofounder along with his wife Sharon Doran of “Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study

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