Kresta in the Afternoon – November 14, 2018 – Hour 2

+  US bishops punt resolution encouraging Holy See to release McCarrick documents

  • Description: On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops' conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged” the Holy See to release all documents on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. After about a half hour of debate, objections that the resolution was redundant and ambiguous won out, and it was voted down by a clicker vote of 83-137, with three abstaining. We discuss this disappointing development with Matthew Bunson.
  • Segment Guests:
    • 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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+  A View from Rome on the Assembly

  • Description: Teresa Tomeo joins us from Rome, where she and several priests have been closely following the proceedings, to give us her take on what's been happening in Baltimore.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Teresa Tomeo
      Teresa Tomeo is the host of Catholic Connection on Ave Maria Radio and also spent 20 years as a reporter and anchor in Detroit news media. She is a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor and the author of several books. Her newest book is Beyond Sunday. Teresa is also the host of The Catholic View for Women on EWTN. Visit

+  No More Vicitms: Helping Surivors and Healing Hurts

  • Description: No More Victims is a new lay-driven initiative that helps survivors of priestly sexual abuse find a voice and get the justice they deserve. It's being led by Al and Janet Smith, who discuss the project today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr Janet Smith
      Dr Janet Smith is Fr Michael McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. She is taking a leave of absence as she works to combat this crisis. Visit her at and
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