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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 7, 2021

Kresta in the Afternoon – January 7, 2021

Talking about the Things That Matter Most 

4:00 – Kresta Comments: How Should Catholics Respond to Yesterday’s Chaos?

4:20 – The 1960s: For Good or for Bad?

Whether you love or hate the 1960s, most people would agree they were a landmark period in American history and culture. Reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane left Americans feeling more alienated and misled. Chris Caldwell looks at the roller coaster of the last half-century and how Americans came to have two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules.

5:00 – The Euthanasia Cancer Spreads

The sanctity of life ethic has been largely abandoned in the West. Instead, many now adhere to the “quality of life” ethic, which holds that the value of one’s life is relative to one’s abilities, capacities, and state of health. Under the quality of life ethic, killing can me justified if it is seen to eliminate suffering. In the last year, several countries have used this philosophy to legalize or expand access to Euthanasia. We’ll talk about it with Wesley J. Smith.

5:20 – Vocation and Creating Great Catholic Communicators

In the past, many Catholics restricted the idea of Vocation to those called to the priesthood or religious life. In recent years many of us have come to a better understanding that God has a plan and a vocation for all of us to help share the Gospel. Kevin Murphy joins us.