Kresta in the Afternoon – July 17, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Is Benedict encouraging or discouraging Anglican converts?

    The British press is abuzz today with conflicting reports of Pope Benedict either working towards or against Anglican converts to the Catholic Church. Some people in England-- perhaps within the English hierarchy-- would like us to believe that Pope Benedict XVI is working with the Archbishop of Canterbury to discourage conservative Anglicans from entering the Catholic Church. Our sources say don't believe a word of it. We look at it.

    Second Topic – Kresta Comments

    On July 18, 1870, the First Vatican Council declared by an overwhelming majority the doctrine of papal infallibility. We bring it all back to the beginning, to the person and role of Peter and the apostles, and show how the doctrine of Papal Infallibility has its origin in Scripture.

    Third Topic – Soccer’s loss is the Church’s gain

    The big professional sports trade of the week is not a multimillion-dollar transfer between teams, but the move from Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution to the Roman Catholic Church by Chase Hilgenbrinck. He announced this week that he has given up his place on the New England roster to enter Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, with a view to becoming a priest in his home diocese of Peoria, IL. He said, “I still have a great passion for the game, I wouldn't leave for just any other job, I'm moving on for the Lord." He joins us.

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