Monday, July 1, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - July 1, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 1

4:00 – Vatican Bank Officials Resign on Heels of Msgr. Nunzio Scarano Arrest for Money Laundering
In the latest sign of a shakeup at the troubled Institute for the Works of Religion, better known as the Vatican bank, a statement today said the bank's leadership team has resigned in order "to increase the pace" of a "transformation" toward greater transparency and compliance with anti-money-laundering norms. This on the heels of Msgr. Nunzio Scarano, an official of the Vatican Bank being arrested on charges of attempting to bring €20 million (about $26 million) into Italy illegally. Vatican reporter John Allen joins us on these stories as well as the Patrizio Poggi affair.

4:20 – Kresta Comments: Calumny and Sins of the Tongue

4:40 – The Witness of the Church after DOMA and Prop 8
Following the decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and to decline ruling on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron said this: “The well-being of our society, our nation, and our families is intimately linked to the institution of marriage. These decisions by the United States Supreme Court will make significantly more difficult our work of upholding the truth that marriage is a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman. Such decisions, made by any civic authority, do not serve the common good.” We talk to the Archbishop about the Church’s witness to marriage.

5:00 – Has a gay pedophile prostitution ring been discovered at the Vatican? (8 things you need to know)
A few days ago, the Catholic blogosphere began buzzing with the sensational charge that a prostitution ring involving homosexual pedophiles had been discovered at the Vatican. Is this true? Or is it one more case of people running amok with rumors? Here are 8 things you need to know from Jimmy Akin.

5:20 - Direct to My Desk – Jimmy Carter, Calumny, Islam and more

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