Kresta in the Afternoon with guest hosts Bruce & Kris Mcgregor – June 7, 2016 – Hour 1

+  The Lives of Two New Saints: St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary and St. Elizabeth Hesselblad

  • Description: Pope Francis canonized a Polish priest and a Swedish nun during an outdoor Mass in St. Peter’s Square yesterday, the first saints to be canonized in the Year of Mercy. St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary was a 17th-century priest who founded the Marian Fathers. St. Elizabeth Hesselblad was a Swedish immigrant to the United States who converted to Catholicism, re-founded the Bridgettine order in Europe, and saved Jews during World War II. We talk about these new Saints with Matthew Bunson.
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    • Dr. Matthew Bunson
      Dr. Matthew Bunson is Senior Correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor and a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is the author or co-author of over forty-five books, as well as editor, lecturer, and expert on Church history, the papacy, and Catholic culture. He serves as a special consultant for many Catholic and secular TV and radio programs. His books include: Our Sunday Visitor's The Catholic Almanac (editor); The Encyclopedia of Catholic History; The Encyclopedia of Saints; Papal Wisdom; All Shall Be Well; Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire; and The Angelic Doctor: The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas; The Pope Encyclopedia; We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, the first Catholic biography of the Holy Father in the English language; St. Damien of Molokai: Apostle of the Exiled;and The Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History. He is editor of Our Sunday Visitor's The Catholic Answer magazine. Dr. Bunson is on the faculty of the Catholic Distance University where he teaches Church history, including Catholic-Islamic relations and Medieval and American Catholic History. In addition, he is a contributing editor and columnist for This Rock magazine and moderator of the Church history forum for
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+  Transgender Teachers in Catholic Schools?

  • Description: On May 11, the administration of Mercy High School in San Francisco announced that a Jewish woman who was finishing up her fourth year as an English teacher at the Catholic school would now be accepted as a man and could keep her job.The Mercy Sisters who run the school offered counselors to help the students of the all-girls school accept the biologically female teacher’s new gender identity as a man. This case isn’t the first and it won’t be the last. A teacher publicly expressing gender dysphoria is modeling before students a fundamentally different worldview than what the Catholic school seeks to instill. We talk about it with long-time educator Dan Guernsey.
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+  Pilgrimage Preview: Perga

  • Description: This fall is your opportunity to travel in the footsteps of St. Paul with Al and Steve Ray. You’ll visit Athens, Corinth, Thessaloniki and many other sites. You’ll also tour Perga, one of the most significant stops on the pilgrimage. We’ll talk about it with Steve.
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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 130 times.
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