Kresta in the Afternoon – November 26, 2015 – Hour 1

+  It’s Official: US State Department Says Terrorists are the Persecuted Church’s Greatest Threat

  • Description: A report released last week by the US State Department confirms what many of us already knew: Christians and other religious minorities are facing persecution at the hands of non-state terrorism in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This trend is much different from the state-sponsored persecution so many Christians faced in previous centuries and continue to face today. We’ll look at the state of the persecuted Church with Thomas Farr.
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    • Thomas Farr
      Thomas Farr is the Director of Religious Freedom Project and Associate Professor of the Practice of Religion and World Affairs at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute. He has served in both the US Army and the American Foreign Service and was the first director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom. He’s a contributing editor for the Review of Faith and International Affairs and serves on the Board of Trustees of the First Freedom Center.
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+  Archbishop Cupich: “Conscience Decides who can Receive Communion.”

  • Description: Speaking from Vatican City on Friday, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich said that, regarding reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried couples, people need to “come to a decision in good conscience.” He elaborated that the same principle applies to homosexual couples. The Church teaches that conscience must be informed and moral judgment enlightened. Mark Latkovic joins us with his thoughts on the Archbishop’s statements.
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+  Archbishop Cupich: “Conscience Decides who can Receive Communion.” (continued)

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