Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on February 11, 2020
4:00 – Kresta Comments: The Oscars Ratings Continue to Fall
4:20 – Iran Injury Toll Continues to Rise
When Iranian Missiles struck a US base in Iraq following the death of Qasem Soleimani, Americans were told that no US troops suffered injuries. The injury total now is over 100, mostly Traumatic Brain injuries. What do we know about the attack? Why does the number keep going up? We talk with Ian Williams of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
4:40 – Theology of the Body for Educators
What should an educator say and do when a student expresses confusion regarding their sexual identity and requests accommodations? Answering the question begins with understanding the issues and terms. We talk with John David Kimes.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Abortion and the Catholic Voter
5:20 – Medical Journal Pushes Harvesting Kidneys from Dying Patients
The New England Journal of Medicine continually publishes advocacy articles that promote radical changes in medical ethics and public policies. Now it has published an advocacy article expressing the wish that imminently dying patients be able to donate a kidney before death. We look at this and other stories with Wes Smith
5:40 – Defending the Pro-life position in the Modern Age
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation of abortion over other political issues. The speech, titled “Conscience, Candidates and Discipleship in Voting,” discussed the “moral nature and structure of the act of voting for specific candidates, and said Catholic have to consider a multitude of social issues when deciding who to vote for. These issues will be addressed at the Midwest Apologetics Conference on February 22. Monica Miller joins us.