Kresta in the Afternoon – September 23, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Is Indonesia about to Criminalize Sex Outside of Marriage?

  • Description: Indonesia is preparing to pass a new penal code that would criminalize sex outside of marriage. The world's most populous Muslim-majority country also has significant Christian, Buddhist and Hindu communities but in recent years has trended toward deeper religious piety and Islamic activism. We take a look at the new laws with Dr Robert Hefner.
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    • Dr. Robert Hefner
      Dr Robert Hefner is a professor of anthropology at Boston University, where he directs the Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs. At CURA, he has directed the program on Islam and society since 1991; coordinated interdisciplinary educational programs on religion and world affairs; and is currently involved in research projects comparing responses to modern social change in Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. He is a contributor to the Under Caesars Sword project.
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+  Padre Pio's Hospital Comes to the US

  • Description: Under the Episcopal leadership of Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Earl Boyea, Catholic Healthcare International is in the process of implementing its Casa USA vision, which will shine as a “Beacon of Light” of faithful Catholic healthcare delivery for all Catholic providers of care and medical education in the US. This initiative is modeled after the vision of St Pio's "Cathedral of Love." On St Pio's feast day, we talk with Jere Palazzolo about the CHI project.
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    • Jere Palazzolo
      Jere (Jerry) Palazzolo is the Founder, Chairman of the Board and President of Catholic Healtchare International and the Founder and President of Marian Medical Services. Visit
      • Bobby Schindler
        Bobby Schindler is President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, Senior Fellow at Americans United for Life, and Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Bobby advocates for the medically vulnerable in honor of Terri Schiavo, his sister. He speaks internationally, and can be booked for speaking through Ambassador or Catholic Speakers Organization.
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    +  China Replaces 10 Commandments with Xi Jingping Quotes

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