Friday, May 6, 2011

Today on Kresta - May 6, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 6


4:05 – Open Season on Humans
“This case is not over,” said lead attorney Samuel B. Casey about last Friday’s 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., which gave the green light for the destruction of human embryos for research purposes. That action overturns an injunction put in place by a District Court judge last summer. Casey said the case will, in all likelihood, return to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. He also said the case “is just another step in a lengthy legal battle; unfortunately, for now, it is open hunting season on human embryos.” Catholic columnist Mark Armstrong has been investigating this story and is here to explain.

4:22 – Pope sees 'systematic denial' of religious freedom looming
Pope Benedict XVI warned members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences that religious freedom is coming under a renewed attack, from forces he compared to the totalitarian powers of the twentieth century. The Pope observed that religious freedom was among the rights that underwent a “systematic denial by atheistic regimes of the twentieth century” such as Communism and Nazism. We talk with Matthew Bunson about the Pope’s concerns.

4:39 – Ex Corde Ecclesiae Turns 10
This past Tuesday May 3, marked the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. Catholic bishops' implementation of Church law for Catholic colleges and universities. The bishops' requirements, described in the Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States, became effective following approval by the Holy See. Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society is here to look at how the implementation has progressed over 10 years.

5:05 – “What’s Hot in the Catholic Blogosphere?”
We continue our new weekly segment on “What’s hot in the Catholic blogosphere.” Each week we will bring together 2 of the most popular Catholic bloggers to discuss the topics that have generated the most interest over the past week. Today we have Mark Shea of Catholic and Enjoying It and Jack Smith of the Catholic Key Blog.

5:39 – The Divorce Survival Kit
Catholic author Rose Sweet has written and produced a powerful series featuring divorced Catholic men and women who share their inspiring stories. Unlike any other program, the CDSG includes the counsel of some of the brightest and best in Catholic media. Too many people stay stuck in their pain and don’t know how to find their way “home”. The CDSG was created to move the divorce or separated Catholic past the pain of divorce so they can find the Love that truly satisfies in the Sacraments. Rose joins us.

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