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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 3, 2021 – Hour 1

We dive into Advent with Msgr. Charles Pope and look at the lost prophecy of Malachi with Mike Aquilina.

An Advent Recipe for Readiness  

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. And understanding it begins with understanding its history. We talk with William Albrecht about the church fathers and the history of teaching on transubstantiation.

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A Recipe for Readiness

Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter St Cyprian parish in Washington, DC. Along with publishing a daily blog at the Archdiocese of Washington website, he has written in pastoral journals, conducted numerous retreats for priests and lay faithful, and has also conducted weekly Bible studies in the U.S. Congress and the White House. He was named a Monsignor in 2005. Visit

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The Lost Prophecy of Malachi

How did the ancient Christians know who Messiah would be? One sign was detailed in the first chapter of Malachi: “From the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts.” We talk with Mike Aquilina about how the early church was defined by Malachi’s oracle and how they found identity in the Eucharist.

Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than fifty books, most recently of The Eucharist Foretold: The Lost Prophecy of Malachi. Mike has co-hosted eleven thirteen-week series that air on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is solo host of two feature-length documentaries. He appears weekly on radio’s “Sonrise Morning Show” and is a frequent guest on other TV and radio shows. Visit

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