Kresta in the Afternoon – December 13, 2007 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – The Church and Torture

    Waterboarding has saved lives in the war against al Qaeda but is torture and should not be used. That according to an ex-CIA interrogator this week as lawmakers demanded answers about the agency's destruction of videotapes showing the interrogation technique. Former CIA interrogator John Kiriakou said that suspected al Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubaida agreed to cooperate after being subjected to the simulated drowning technique for less than a minute by CIA officials in 2002. Is waterboarding torture? What constitutes torture? What does the Church have to say? We find out from Fr. Brian Harrison.

    Second Topic – Angels Among Us

    Joan Wester Anderson has collected astonishing first-hand accounts of the power of prayer: a dying infant inexplicably recovers after an encounter with a mysterious visitor; a long-lost son suddenly returns home for Christmas; a young man drowning in an icy river unaccountably finds himself on shore; a grieving widow, alone and far from home, receives comfort and counsel from angels in disguise. These stories and dozens of others show ordinary people taking their needs to God. All of them received what they needed from a loving God who responded to their deepest needs. She shares these stories of angels among us.

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