Kresta in the Afternoon – December 7, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Did Trump Make the Right Move on Jerusalem? Time will tell

  • Description: World leaders throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as Pope Francis, have spoken out against President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Vatican has always had a special relation with Israel, and the relationship between the two states is far different than the relationship between either one and the US. We'll continue our coverage of this story and look at the Vatican's reaction with Francis Rooney, a former US Ambassador to the Vatican.
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    • Francis Rooney
      Francis Rooney Served as US Ambassador to the Vatican from 2005 to 2008 and is now a US Representative for Florida’s 19th District. He's the author of "The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See."
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    • The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See

      From the centuries-long prejudices against Catholics in America, to the efforts of Fascism, Communism, and modern terrorist organizations to “break the cross and spill the wine,” this book brings to life the Catholic Church’s role in world history, particularly in the realm of diplomacy. Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Francis Rooney provides a comprehensive guide to the remarkable path the Vatican has navigated to the present day, and a first-person account of what that path looks and feels like from an American diplomat whose experience lent him the ultimate insider’s perspective. Part memoir, part historical lesson, The Global Vatican captures the braided nature of religious and political power and the complexities, battles, and future prospects for the relationship between the Holy See and the United States as both face challenges old and new. Updated now to include a view towards Pope Francis’ first trip to the United States, The Global Vatican looks forward to the revitalization of the Church in this newest global papacy. (learn more)

+  Register Recap: Pope Francis Appoints Two Archbishops + Papal Visit to Myanmar

  • Description: Pope Francis appointed two new archbishops today for the Archdioceses of Paris and Mexico City, which is the largest diocese in the world. The pope is also coming off a trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where he addressed the suffering of the Rohingya people, a minority Muslim group that is being persecuted by the Burmese government. Matthew Bunson joins us with a look at both stories.
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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. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.
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+  Pro-Lifers Arrested after counseling inside abortion facility

  • Description: Eleven pro-lifers were arrested on Saturday at three different abortion clinics in Michigan, Virginia and Washington, DC. They had entered the halls and waiting rooms of the abortion mills, where they talked with mothers considering abortion and offered them Red Roses. This is the second operation by the Red Rose Rescue Campaign. Monica Miller and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato both participated and were arrested. They'll describe the experience.
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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out
      • Fr. Stephen Imbarrato
        Fr. Stephen Imbarrato is a priest associate with Priests for Life. Fr. Frank Pavone has called him the "Most activist pro-life priest in the country." His passion for ending abortion stems from when he was a young man and his girlfriend aborted their twins. In 2004 he became the first male to witness for the Silent No More Awareness campaign on the steps of the Supreme Court.
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