Monday, June 3, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - June 3, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 3

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Sacrilege Controversy Down Under, Is Cheerios Ad Racist?, and Yahoo Posts Story “One Night Stands: The Pros and Cons”
5:00 – Janet Smith Responds to Criticism From Last Week’s Interview on “Cardinal Dolan, the HHS Mandate and Hypocrisy?”
Last week we discussed with moral theologian Dr. Janet Smith a New York Times article regarding Cardinal Dolan, his fight against the HHS mandate, and what the NYT portrayed as hypocrisy on the part of the Cardinal. The issue centers on Union 1199 – including those union employees at Catholic facilities in New York City – which includes abortion and contraceptives in its healthcare plans. We focused on the moral theology of the situation. Much public debate ensued regarding Janet’s interview, largely focused on areas outside moral theology, and she is back with us to address these other areas, re-state the clear moral theology and take calls.



  1. Hi Al,
    I usually really enjoy your show but I was hugely disappointed in the Janet Smith interview from June 3, 2013. I just kept getting the feeling that the battle is lost. We are rationalizing the HHS Mandate by giving ourselves an out to purchase (and in essence support, because in the end, that is how it will appear) the purchase of insurance covering sterilization, abortifacients and even abortion itself because there are some things within a plan that we can benefit from. It negates the huge evil that has befallen this country and my view is, it just gave Catholics an out to give up the fight. It made me very uncomfortable listening to her. Thanks for your hard work though in the shows and interviews you present.

    1. If you take this attitude on the HHS mandate you should also carry your extremism forward to opt out of the capitalistic system altogether, because from the Catholic perspective it must be exploitation of the poor and weak.