Catholic Connection – July 11, 2017 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Whose Baby Is Charlie Gard, Anyway?

  • 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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+  Whose Baby Is Charlie Gard, Anyway?

  • Description: Wesley J. Smith continued

+  By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment

  • Description: "Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors explain the perennial teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate—not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also to administer retributive justice and to deter capital crimes. The authors also show how some recent statements of Church leaders in opposition to the death penalty are prudential judgments rather than dogma. They reaffirm that Catholics may, in good conscience, disagree about the application of the death penalty."
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Edward Feser

      Edward Feser, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. Called by National Review "one of the best contemporary writers on philosophy," he is the author of The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas, Scholastic Metaphysics, By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed, and many other books and articles.

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