Kresta in the Afternoon – May 31, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Register Recap: CDF Doubles Down on Male Priesthood

  • Description: In a May 29 article published in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Cardinal-elect Luis Ladaria reaffirmed Church teaching on all-male priesthood, noting that “Christ wanted to give this sacrament [of holy orders] to the twelve apostles, all men, who, in turn, transmitted it to other men.” We'll talk with Matthew Bunson, who also looks at the latest from the crisis in Chile.
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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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+  Two Sisters: A Tragic Story of Radicalization (2 segments)

  • Description: When ISIS began expanding its hold on Iraq and Syria, tens of thousands of foreign fighters went to join the caliphate. In Norway, two teenage girls decided to go too - but not to fight. They went to live in the caliphate, to marry and support ISIS fighters. Their grief-stricken father risked his life to find them and bring them home. Åsne Seierstad joins us with the tale.
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    • Asne Seierstad
      Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning Norwegian journalist and writer known for her work as a war correspondent. She is the author most recently of Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters and their Journey into the Syrian Jihad. She has also written One of Us: The Story of a Massacre in Norway―and Its Aftermath, The Bookseller of Kabu and several other books. She lives in Oslo.
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    • Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad

      The riveting true story of two sisters’ journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home Two Sisters, by the international bestselling author Åsne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story of a family divided by faith. Sadiq and Sara, Somali immigrants raising a family in Norway, one day discover that their teenage daughters, Leila and Ayan, have vanished―and are en route to Syria to aid the Islamic State. Seierstad’s riveting account traces the sisters’ journey from secular, social democratic Norway to the front lines of the war in Syria, and follows Sadiq’s harrowing attempt to find them. Employing the same mastery of narrative suspense she brought to The Bookseller of Kabul and One of Us, Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family’s crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom―even after they marry ISIS fighters. Two Sisters is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion. (learn more)

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