Kresta in the Afternoon – March 14, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Stem Cell Therapy: The Catholic Impact

  • Description: Stem Cell Therapy is one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues in modern bioethics. Dr. Theresa Deisher is a leading researcher in adult stem cell therapy and was the first person to discover adult cardiac-derived stem cells. She joins us today with an in-depth Catholic look at stem cell therapy.
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    • Dr. Theresa Deisher
      Dr. Theresa Deisher is the President of Sound Choice. Her career has focused on discovering new therapies for grievous human illnesses. She has spent more than 19 years in commercial biotechnology, is an inventor on 23 issued US patents, discovered adult cardiac derived stem cells and is a champion of adult stem cell research.
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+  Challenges to Religious Liberty in the 20th Century (2 segments)

  • Description: It’s no secret that religious liberty faces new and unique challenges. What responsibilities does the US have to promote religious liberty at home and abroad? How do the rights of conscientious objection apply today? What problems are presented by globalization? We’ll look at the issue with Gerard Bradley.
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    • Gerard Bradley
      Gerard Bradley is a Professor of Law at Notre Dame, where he co-directs the Natural Law Institute. He co-edits the American Journal of Jurisprudence, is a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute and the former president of the Fellowship for Catholic Scholars. He’s the author of many books including Catholicism in the Public Domain and Challenges to Religious Liberty in the 21st Century.
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