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Kresta in the Afternoon – September 20, 2021 – Hour 2

Guest Host Matthew Bunson and Teresa Tomeo look at TIME’s 100 Most Influential people and Patrick Laurence discusses St Juniperro Serra.


TIME 100: Comparing how Trump and Biden were portrayed

Last week TIME Magazine published its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden made the list, though they were presented in very different ways. Bernie Sanders wrote the piece for Biden, lauding him as “the first president in a very long time who is attempting to address the fundamental crises facing our nation.” Meanwhile, former TIME editor Nancy Gibbs slammed Trump as “the modern president in competition for doing the most violence to values, norms, honor and decency undergirding American democracy.” Teresa Tomeo joins us with more.

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TIME 100: Joe Biden

TIME 100: Donald Trump

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Teresa Tomeo is the author of many books and her newest is Listening for God: Discovering the Incredible Ways God Speaks to Us. She has more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Archbishops Criticize ‘Outrageous’ Claims Against St. Junipero Serra

Archbishops Salvatore Cordileone and Jose Gomez have published an op-ed in support of St. Junipero Serra, whose statue could be removed at the California state capitol. We discuss the life and legacy of Serra with Patrick Laurence.

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St. Junípero Serra and the Founding of the West

Don’t Slander St. Junípero Serra

Archbishops Criticize ‘Outrageous’ Claims Against St. Junipero Serra

Patrick M. Laurence, an attorney, writes on legal, cultural, and philosophical issues from Orange County, California. His talk “Junípero Serra on Trial: Criminal or Saint?” has been presented to numerous audiences and was featured on a nationally-syndicated radio program. He received his undergraduate degree from Thomas Aquinas College in California and his law degree from Ave Maria School of Law in Michigan.

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