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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 23, 2020 – Hour 2

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

SEG 5-1 The Good News of Purgatory

To many people, even many Christians, purgatory is a fantasy or worse, a wicked lie invented by the Church to make salvation complicated and keep people in fear. But in reality it’s just the opposite. Karlo Broussard explains why.

Karlo Broussard

Karlo Broussard is a staff apologist, author, and speaker for Catholic Answers. He travels the country giving talks on apologetics, biblical studies, theology, and philosophy, and is a regular guest on the radio program Catholic Answers Live. A native of Southern Louisiana, Karlo now resides in Southern California with his wife and five children.

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How Does Purgatory Work?

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SEG 5-2 Talking Turkey in a Pandemic

Will Thanksgiving become the next domino to fall in this pandemic? Should you cancel your travel plans and pass the potatoes over a Zoom meeting? Dr Steve Doran joins us with what we should know about hosting thanksgiving dinner as the nation continues to grapple with COVID-19.

Steve Doran

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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Measuring Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Now’s the Time to Press Hard for Ethical Options

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Seg 5-3 Not Your Average King

Yesterday we ended the Church Year with the great Feast of Christ the King. The readings for the feast evoke different images of Christ as our King – in many ways that we don’t traditionally think of Earthly kings. Msgr. Charles Pope shows us how Jesus reveals himself as our king.

Msgr. Charles Pope

Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter St Cyprian parish in Washington, DC and the co-host of Morning Glory. Along with publishing a daily blog at the Archdiocese of Washington website, he has written in pastoral journals, conducted numerous retreats for priests and lay faithful, and has also conducted weekly Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and the White House. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. Visit

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Not Your Average King – A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King

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