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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 23, 2020 – Hour 1

Our Guest Host today is Matthew Bunson. Follow him on Twitter @mattbunson

Seg 4-1: Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion. Ed Condon discusses this and some other news.

Ed Condon

Ed Condon is a canon lawyer and editor for Catholic News Agency. Follow him on Twitter @canonlawyered.

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Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

Joshua Wong and fellow activists plead guilty in Hong Kong protests trial

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SEG 4-2: Keeping Religious Liberty above the Partisan Fray

Many of President Trump’s supporters have cited his policies regarding religious liberty as one of their main reasons for voting for him. If Joe Biden is confirmed as the president, how would he potentially handle religious liberty on a domestic and international level? Tom Farr is our guest.

Tom Farr

Thomas Farr is President of the Religious Freedom Institute, an NGO working to achieve worldwide acceptance of religious freedom. He has spent the last two decades advocating for religious liberty, including as founding Director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and from 2008-2018 as Associate Professor of the Practice of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and also as Director of Georgetown’s Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center.

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International Religious Freedom Should Remain Above the Partisan Fray

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SEG 4-3 An Introduction to Joachim and Anna

On Saturday we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of Mary. It’s a chance for us to get to know Mary’s Parents – Joachim and Anne – and the example they can set for parents today. Steve Ray has more.

Steve Ray

Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 180 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and

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Joachim & Anna: The Birth and Presentation of Our Lady, from a 2nd Century Document

On the Presentation of Mary — Who Were Sts. Joachim and Anne?

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