Kresta in the Afternoon – December 7, 2016 – Hour 2

  • Description: These interviews aired during our Winter Membership Drive. Due to the way our archiving system works, the audio player you see at the top of this segment will play audio from the drive. If you'd like to listen to the interviews that aired nationally, click on the blue text below and you will see an audio player for each segment. Enjoy!

+  What to Make of the Dubia Controversy

  • Description: Pope Francis has declined to answer the doubts raised by four cardinals, including Cardinal Burke, about whether divorced and remarried Catholics may be admitted to the Eucharist. The cardinals are asking Pope Francis to clarify portions of his recent Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Dr. Matthew Bunson joins us with the latest developments.
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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Matthew Bunson is a Senior Contributor to EWTN News and the National Catholic Register. and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson
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+  Is California Inadvertently Recognizing the Humanity of the Unborn?

  • Description: Actress Sofia Vergara is attempting to stop Nick Loebm her former fiance, from gaining custody of the embryos they created together in 2013. In an attempt to show that Loeb is dishonestly claiming to be pro-life, her attorneys have petitioned a California court to force Loeb to disclose the names of two women who underwent abortions after he impregnated them more than 20 years ago. Loeb has argued that when there is a dispute over embryos, the state should "create a presumption in favor of the person who wants to bring them to term." We'll hear more from Anne Hendershott
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    • Dr. Anne Hendershott
      Anne Hendershott is professor of sociology and Director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is the co-author of Renewal: How a New Generation of Priests and Bishops are Revitalizing the Church
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+  Fighting for Protection of Health-Sharing Ministries

  • Description: Louis Brown, director of CMF Curo, was recently in Washington, DC fighting for several issues that matter to Catholics. He lobbied for a Health Care Conscience Rights Act, which would protect health care professionals who refuse to violate their conscience. He also lobbied for federal recognition and protection of health sharing ministries. Louis joins us.
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    • Louis Brown
      Louis is Director of CMF Curo. He worked as an attorney practicing labor law and commercial litigation in Michigan and served as associate director of social concerns for the Maryland Catholic Conference. He also serves on the board of directors of St. Paul Street Evangelization.

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