Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 10
– Kresta Comments
– Michael Douglas And HPV: Anatomy of A Virus
A revelation by actor
Michael Douglas has focused a spotlight on a subject not often talked about:
cancer caused by a sexually spread virus. It's known as human papilloma virus,
or HPV. We talk to pediatrician Dr.
Meg Meeker about the virus, the vaccine and its explosion with teens.
– The HHS Mandate – Where Do We Stand in the Courts?
The travesty of the
Health and Human Services mandate in the Affordable Care Act continues to
rankle. The mandate requires employers to underwrite for employees
contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs such as Ella, and female
sterilization through their insurance programs. The law is driving complainants
of many religions to court. The
Becket Fund reports that there are 43 cases and over 110 plaintiffs challenging
the mandate in court. Gene Milhizer,
Dean of the Ave Maria Law School joins us to discuss just where we are in the
legal battle against the Mandate.
– The Charismatic Renewal, Pope Francis and the
When the newly
elected Pope Francis appeared at the window before the cheering crowd in St
Peter’s Square, and promptly bowed down asking the people to pray for him,
most of the public at large was charmed, but puzzled. Pope Benedict too had
asked the people to pray for him from the outset, but without the bowed head.
To some spectators, however—including the members of the Catholic Charismatic
Renewal and their counterparts in the Protestant and Orthodox worlds—the
gesture came as something surprisingly familiar. In the “charismatic”
galaxy, prayer is offered and asked for in this way by people of all
levels—specifically, prayer for a renewed outpouring of the Holy
Spirit. We talk to Dr. Mary Healy,
head of the Doctrinal Commission of the International Catholic Charismatic
5:40 – The
Future of Ben Bernanke and the Fed
By this time next year, Ben
Bernanke could be tanned, rested and working on his memoirs. As the final six
months of his second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve wind down, it is
widely believed that he will not sign on for a third term. While conventional wisdom concurs that Bernanke
will bow out, there is anything but consensus when it comes to the matter of
whether or not the former Princeton professor is finishing, or cleaning up, the
mess he has left behind. Ben Stein says there are a lot of good things for
which Bernanke will be remembered, but says there's also one problem that
Bernanke will forever have on his resume, a blunder so large that Stein calls
is "the worst mistake in post-war economic policy." We talk about it
with George Schwartz of the
Ave Maria family of funds.