Talking about the "things that matter most" on Feb. 2
Live From Ave Maria Law School in Naples, FL
4:00 - Bioethics, Law, and Human Life Issues
Dr. Brian Scarnecchia draws on the Magisterial teaching of the Catholic Church to outline a Catholic response to a host of controversial issues related to human life. He lays out a Catholic moral theology based on the writings of Pope John Paul II and Thomas Aquinas, and he then applies those Christian moral principles to today's most contentious ethical issues, including reproductive technology, embryo adoption, contraception, abortion, family and same-sex marriage, and euthanasia and assisted suicide. This review of Catholic moral principles brings together an in-depth consideration of the central human life issues of our day with abundant reference to the Church's social teaching and to contrasting positions of today's leading ethicists. He joins us.
4:40 – The March for Life and The Legal Strategies to Overturn Roe
The pro-life community gathered last week for the 38th straight year in Washington on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. The ruling established the nationwide right to abortion on demand 38 years ago. Fr. Michael Orsi was there with many students of Ave Maria Law School and is here today to discuss why abortion remains legal 38 years later and what the legal strategies are to overturn Roe.
5:00 – Ave Maria Law School / The Future of the Healthcare Bill of 2010
As we visit Ave Maria Law School, we take time with Dean Eugene Milhizer to discuss the mission, the results, the student body, and the future of the school. We also discuss the future of the Health Care Bill of 2010 and its future as is winds its way through the courts and various rulings have been handed down.
5:20 – Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood
5:40 – Shocking Numbers Out of New York
A few months ago, Fr. Robert Barron was in a cab with some of his Word on Fire colleagues, heading to the Baltimore airport. The driver, an African American woman, enquired who they all were. When he responded that they were part of a team working for the Catholic Church, she launched into an anti-Catholic diatribe that lasted, pretty much without interruption, until they arrived at the airport. She complained about many of the usual subjects—birth control, women’s ordination, the sex abuse crisis, the Pope, etc.—but her strongest and most passionate words were directed against the Church’s prohibition of abortion. Fr. Barron is with us to tell the story and what it represents.