Kresta in the Afternoon – July 27, 2020 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our guest host today is Matthew Bunson

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  • Description: When Turkey’s president Recep Erdogan announced the historic Hagia Sophia church would revert to a mosque, he effectively declared an end to modern Turkey’s identity. Victor Gaetan has more.
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    • Victor Gaetan
      Victor Gaetan is a senior correspondent for the National Catholic Register, focusing on international issues. He also writes for Foreign Affairs magazine, The American Spectator and the Washington Examiner. He contributed to Catholic News Service for several years. The Catholic Press Association of North America has given his articles four first place awards, including Individual Excellence, over the last five years. Gaetan received a license (B.A.) in Ottoman and Byzantine Studies from Sorbonne University in Paris, an M.A. from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy, and a Ph.D. in Ideology in Literature from Tufts University.
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  • Description: July 26 is the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Mother – and Jesus’ grandparents! Why do they hold such a special place in the Church? Steve Ray joins us.
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    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 180 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and

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