Catholic Connection – December 30, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine

  • Description: "Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest." (Originally aired June 14, 2016)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Wesley J. Smith

      Named by National Journal as one of America’s leading experts in the area of bioethics. Attorney and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Writes the popular Human Exceptionalism blog at National Review Online. Author of other books such as "A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement"; "Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World"; "Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America."

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+  The Sensitivity Police Strike Again - Down Syndrome Video Banned

  • Description: Originally aired December 9, 2016
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Pia de Solenni
      Professor of Moral Theology , Augustine Institute

      Dr. Pia de Solenni is an ethicist and cultural analyst. She owns her own consulting company, Diotima Consulting. She is an expert in issues relating to women’s health, life issues, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, and National Review Online.

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+  Who Designed the Designer?: A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence

  • Description: The “New Atheists” are pulling no punches. If the world of nature needs a designer, they ask, then why wouldn’t the designer itself need a designer, too? Or if it can exist without any designer behind it, then why can’t we just say the same for the universe and wash our hands of a designer altogether? Michael Augros discusses the answers to these questions. (Originally aired June 23, 2015)
  • Segment Guests:
    • Michael Augros

      Michael Augros holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College, and teaches at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles in such journals as The Thomist, Angelicum, and National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.

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      • Book(s):
        • Who Designed the Designer?: A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence
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+  Who Designed the Designer?: A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence

  • Description: Michael Augros continued

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