Kresta in the Afternoon – August 9, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Honor the Gravesites of Abortion Victims on National Day of Remembrance

  • Description: Saturday, September 9 is the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Sponsored by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, it's a chance to honor the gravesites of our aborted brothers and sisters. When people become truly aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined. We'll discuss it with Monica Miller.
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    • Dr. Monica Miller
      Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out prolifesociety.com and abortionmemorials.com.
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    • Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars

      In the Trenches of the Abortion Battle Every day, thousands of children—fragile, innocent, alone—are abandoned. They are brutally snuffed from the world and literally left in the trash . . . and it's all legal. Abandoned: The Untold Stories of the Abortion Wars is the story of those children abandoned by abortion, and it is the story of their courageous defenders. Since 1976, Monica Miller has made it her life's work to defend the unborn: she has counseled pregnant women outside abortion clinics and organized pro-life groups and sit-ins at many of those same clinics. She has blocked abortionists cars, been arrested, and gone to jail. And she has pulled the bodies of thousands of unborn babies out of dumpsters and given them a proper burial. Abandoned: The Untold Stories of the Abortion Wars is the profound, breathtaking, and often daring journey of one woman, but it is much more than that. It is a history of the Pro-Life movement since Roe vs. Wade, a suspenseful, true-life tale of life and death, an insightful look into the unique and terrible horror of abortion, and a plea for the protection of the most helpless and innocent members of the human family. (learn more)

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    • The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

      The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church elucidates the essential role women play in the covenant of salvation. With the support of Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theological insights, Monica Migliorino Miller explains how Christian women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood. (learn more)

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+  What Science Can't Tell us about Human Nature (2 segments)

  • Description: Many scientists and philosophers claim we are nothing more than glorified machines. There is no afterlife and we are no more or less important than any other animal. Our existence is purely the result of chance events. These arguments are founded on the flawed belief that science, and science alone, holds the answers to all the questions we have about ourselves and the world. Michael Augros joins us with a look at what it truly means to be human and how our nature is much more than science can say.
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    • Michael Augros
      Michael Augros is the author of The Immortal in You: How Human Nature is More than Science can Say. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College and teaches at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. He's also the author of Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence and of numerous scholarly articles that have appeared in such journals as the Thomist, Angelicum, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.
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        • Who Designed the Designer?: A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence
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    • The Immortal in You: How Human Nature Is More Than Science Can Say

      Many scientists and philosophers believe that you are no more than a machine. By their account there is no afterlife and you are no better than any other kind of animal. The existence of mankind, according to such thinkers, is purely the outcome of chance events. There never was any tendency, natural or supernatural, to produce life and the human mind. The universe is hostile or indifferent toward you, and you occupy no special place within it. At the heart of this story of mankind lies not science but a rarely expressed philosophical assumption that modern science, at least in principle, tells all there is to know about you and the world. With his unique blend of cogency, clarity, and charm, philosopher Michael Augros hauls that assumption out into the light and demolishes it. The Immortal in You demonstrates how an astute use of common sense and a study of common human experience reveal that there is more to you--much more--than science could possibly say. From the author of Who Designed the Designer?, this modern response to the ancient exhortation "Know thyself" delivers a wealth of fresh, powerful, and uplifting ideas about what it is to be human, which will engage thoughtful readers regardless of their beliefs. (learn more)

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