Talking about the "things that matter most" on Dec. 9
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Climate talks seek calm after “Climategate” fury
For years, Jay Richards says he’s warned fellow Christians not to confuse environmental stewardship with climate change alarmism. His experience is that many Christian environmentalists simply accept the conventional wisdom when it comes to the science, rather than studying it carefully. They place a lot of weight on the credibility of mainstream views. So he is now hoping that “Climategate” will cause many of them to rethink their uncritical embrace of what they learn from the cover of Newsweek. We talk to Jay about how “Climategate” has affected the current Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.
4:40 – A Catholic View of Literary Classics – Part 10 of 10: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
We continue our 10-week series examining Classic Literature from a Catholic perspective. We will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer choice, enabling educators, students, and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. Today, we examine Uncle Tom’s Cabin with Ave Maria University Professor Mark McCullough.
5:00 – President Creates New Bioethics Commission / National Institute for Health Expands Federal Funding for ESCR
Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, is calling on the pro-life majority of Americans to pay close attention to the new Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues created by President Barack Obama. On December 2, 2009, President Obama created the new commission, after dismantling the former National Bioethics Commission. The prospects don’t look good for the unborn. Also, the National Institutes for Health just announced that scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells and the government says dozens more cell lines should be available soon. Fr. Euteneuer has the analysis.
5:20 – Looking Back at the Feast of St. Ambrose
Saint Ambrose was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the fourth century. He is counted as one of the four original doctors of the Church. Ambrose was descended from an ancient Roman family, was a successful lawyer, governor of Milan, and ended up as Bishop of Milan and Doctor of the Church. His feast day was celebrated this past Monday and we pay him his due with Steve Ray.
5:40 – From the Ring to the King
Catholic lay evangelist Jesse Romero is here in studio. This former 2 time world champion professional kick boxer and east LA cop tells of his journey from nearly leaving the Church to becoming a great defender of the Faith. Jesse's energetic enthusiasm is sure to inspire you in your walk with Christ.