Kresta in the Afternoon – June 3, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: Understanding the George Floyd Protests

+  Italy returns to Mass

  • Description: As of last week, lockdown restrictions have been almost fully lifted in Italy. Shops, restaurants and cafés are reopening. Italians can now see friends, family, and colleagues freely, with some local discretion being exercised by each region. Churches are also now in “phase 2” of re-opening. In one of the oldest basilicas in Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere, built in the 4th century, the first Mass was just held after almost three months of the nation-wide lockdown. Joan Lewis joins us with a report.
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    • Joan Lewis
      Joan Lewis is the Rome Bureau Chief Emeritus for EWTN and was named EWTN’s first Rome Bureau Chief in 2005. She is the host of the weekend radio program Vatican Insider, providing listeners around the world with an up-close view of the latest events coming out of the Papacy and the Vatican. Follow her on twitter @joansrome and visit her at blog at joansrome.wordpress.com
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+  St. Charles Lwanga and the Ugandan Martyrs

  • Description: Camille Lewis Brown is the Associate Superintendent for School Leadership and Community Programs for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She holds a B.A. in History from Franklin and Marshall College, an M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and a PH.D. in Educational Administration from Boston College. She's the author of African Saints, African Stories: 40 Holy Men and Women. She founded the Bakhita Fund to provide Education assistance to children around the world and was a missionary to Africa for 16 years.
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    • Dr. Camille Lewis Brown
      Dr. Camille Lewis Brown is the Associate Superintendent for School Leadership and Community Programs for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She holds a B.A. in History from Franklin and Marshall College, an M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and a PH.D. in Educational Administration from Boston College. She's the author of African Saints, African Stories: 40 Holy Men and Women. She founded the Bakhita Fund to provide Education assistance to children around the world and was a missionary to Africa for 16 years.
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    • African Saints, African Stories: 40 Holy Men and Women

      From the continent of Africa come a wealth of saints and other inspirational people included in the Catholic tradition. Some are well-known, like Saints Augustine, a doctor of the church, and his mother, Monica, while others may be unknown to us, such as Blessed Daudi Okelo and Blessed Jildo Irwa, twentieth-century Ugandan martyrs. Regardless of popularity, each holy person included in African Saints, African Stories displays perseverance in faith and can inspire us all. Dr. Camille Brown has chosen to share forty stories from hundreds, some for the first time, in this book. Each chapter provides a brief biography, a relevant Scripture passage, a prayer and reflection questions. The African men and women included are declared saints, blesseds or venerables in the Catholic church, as well as "saints in waiting," those who have not yet received official recognition from the church but who contributed to the faith and are members of the communion of saints. (learn more)

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