Kresta in the Afternoon – December 12, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Guantanamo detainees – What rights should they have?

    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments to determine whether detainees at Guantanamo Bay have the right to habeas corpus, the right of prisoners to ask a judge to review the legality of their detentions. Judge Andrew Napolitano says yes, it’s a basic right as old as the Magna Carta and if we can’t guarantee a basic right to Habeas Corpus our entire system for law enforcement is under threat. He makes his case

    Second Topic – Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II

    As Church historians have long noted, it takes a few generations for the teaching of a particular Council to substantially weave its way into the fabric of Catholic life. It has now been 42 years since the close of Vatican II. In other words, the time of the harvest is now! We examine “Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II”; a highly acclaimed multi-part conciliar document study series from Salve Regina Publications.

    Third Topic – Darwin Day in America

    At the dawn of the last century, leading scientists and politicians giddily predicted that science—especially Darwinian biology— would supply solutions to all the intractable problems of American society, from crime to poverty to sexual maladjustment. Instead, politics and culture were dehumanized as scientific experts began treating human beings as little more than animals or machines. We look at how American politics and culture have been corrupted by scientistic ideology.

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