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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 9, 2021 – Hour 2



What Should We Know about the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has become the third COVID vaccine approved for use in the US. While it has the advantages of not requiring extreme cold storage and being administered in one dose instead of two, it has also been developed with the use of aborted fetal tissue. Nevertheless, the USCCB and other bioethicists have confirmed it is ok for Catholics to take this vaccine if others are not available. Steve Doran explains.

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The ultimate Catholic coronavirus vaccine morality explainer

New Orleans archdiocese: Catholics should seek ethical alternatives to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Dr. Stephen Doran is a practicing neurosurgeon in Omaha and a member of the State of Nebraska COVID 19 task force.  He is in formation for the permanent diaconate and is the bioethicist for the Archdiocese of Omaha.  He is cofounder along with his wife Sharon Doran of “Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study

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Jerry Usher and Dr. Steve Doran discuss COVID Vaccines

How does Society Measure Mothers?  

Yesterday was recognized as International Women’s Day. Many women have had to leave the workforce in the last year to care for children whose schools have been closed, leading to calls for a wage to be paid to them to compensate for their lost income. What value does our society place on mothers? Noelle Mering joins us.

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How does Society measure mothers?

Noelle Mering is the author of Awoke, bot Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology and the co-author with Carrie Gress of the Theology of Home.

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The Silent and Surprising History of St Joseph

As we celebrate the month of St Joseph in this Year of St. Joseph we must ask ourselves – how did devotion to St. Joseph come about? Surprisingly, he was not always held in the regard he is today. How did the silent St. Joseph become one of the most popular saints of the Church? Sandra Miesel joins us.

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The often silent and surprising history of devotion to Saint Joseph

Sandra Miesel is an American medievalist and writer. She is the author of hundreds of articles on history and art, among other subjects, and has written several books, including The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code, which she co-authored with Carl E. Olson.

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