Kresta in the Afternoon – December 23, 2015 – Hour 2

  • Description: Starting on December 22, we began counting down the top interviews of 2015. We’ll update this list every day as we approach #1. Did your favorite interview make the list? There’s only one way to find out!

+  #19 Catholic Psychology

  • Description: What does a Catholic approach to psychology look like? We take a look with Dr. Paul Vitz.
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    • Dr. Paul Vitz
      Dr. Vitz’s teaching and research is focused on the integration of Christian theology, especially Catholic anthropology, with psychology. This requires breaking from the modern secularism and post-modern relativism prevalent today. He is presently focused on the following special topics: The Psychology of Hatred and Forgiveness; The Psychology of the Virtues; The Psychological Importance of Fathers; and the Positive Relevance of Psychology for the Priesthood. Dr. Vitz’s books include: Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship; Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious; Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision; Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism; and The Self: Beyond the Post-modern Crisis. He was Professor of Psychology at New York University for many years prior to joining the faculty at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.
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+  #18 How to Win the Life Arguments

  • Description: Proponents of abortion and euthanasia often use arguments rooted in a twisted view of mercy. They want to avoid the “unnecessary suffering” of a sick person, a mother or an unborn child. What are the best Pro-Life arguments against these claims? We talk about it with Carter Snead.
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    • Carter Snead
      Carter Snead is a Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, where he directs the Center for Ethics and Culture. He is an internationally recognized expert in Public Bioethics – the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods. His research explores issues relating to neuroethics, enhancement, stem cell research, abortion, and end-of-life decisionmaking. He has authored over forty journal articles, book chapters, and essays. His scholarly works appear in such publications as the New York University Law Review, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Vanderbilt Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Quaderni Costituzionali (Italy’s premier journal of constitutional law), the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, American Political Thought, and Political Science Quarterly. He is also the editor of two book series for the University of Notre Dame Press – Studies in Ethics and Culture and Studies in Medical Ethics. Professor Snead teaches Law & Bioethics, Health Law, Torts, and Constitutional Criminal Procedure.
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