Catholic Connection – November 25, 2013 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

+  Reasonable Pleasures: The Strange Coherences of Catholicism

  • Description: The fact of pleasure is obvious to us, but its relation to reason is less understood. We are beings who laugh and run, sing and dance, but we too seldom reflect on why we do these things. Above all, we are beings who think and who want to know whether our lives make sense. In this thought-provoking study of the relationship between our reason and our experience of pleasure, popular professor and author Fr. James Schall shows how reason, religion and pleasure are not in conflict with one another. Religion has to do with how man relates to God. Catholicism is not so much a religion as a revelation. It records and recalls how God relates to man.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. James Schall

      James V. Schall, S. J., was a popular and highly regarded Professor of Political Philosophy for many years at Georgetown University until his retirement in 2012. His previous books include Another Sort of Learning, Idylls and Rambles, The Life of the Mind, At the Limits of Political Philosophy, and The Order of Things.

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+  Reasonable Pleasures: The Strange Coherences of Catholicism

  • Description: Fr. James Schall continued

+  No Restrictions on Sale of Plan B to Statutory Rapists

  • Description: Earlier this month, Students for Life of America (SFLA) launched a campaign to promote legislation restricting the sale of Plan B One Step, aka the “morning after pill.” Currently anyone can buy it – woman or man, minor or not. SFLA is releasing their second video today in their "Expose Plan B" campaign following the first one, which revealed a minor could buy Plan B but not a common cold medicine.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Kristan Hawkins
      Executive Director , Students for Life of America

      As Executive Director of Students for Life of America, Kristan directs the mission and strategy of the organization and serves as official spokeswoman. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, EWTN, Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, and the Christian Broadcasting Network; she is a frequent blogger for LifeNews.com and has also been quoted in numerous national and regional newspapers such as the Washington Times, Washington Post, and FoxNews.com.

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+  Bible Verse of the Week

  • Description: Teresa and Gail discuss 1 Thessalonians 5:18 -- “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Segment Guests:
    • Gail Buckley
      Founder and President , Catholic Scripture Study International
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