Kresta in the Afternoon – February 15, 2012 – Hour 2

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    First Topic - Obama and the Dictatorship of Relativism

    If there was ever any doubt about one of the Obama Administration's key philosophical commitments, it was dispelled on Jan. 20 when the Department of Health and Human Services issued its now famous mandate. It's not a question of the administration being tragically "tone deaf" as one American Jesuit claimed, to specifically Catholic concerns. Nor is the bedrock of President Obama's position, in the end, a commitment to "women's health." No, this is all about the absolutization of choice for the sake of choice. It's also about creating a society in which any discussion of the actual ends we choose is considered unacceptable in public debates about law and morality. Sam Gregg makes the arguments.

    Second Topic - Cardinal-Elect Dolan: A Leader

    As Cardinal-elect Dolan is in Rome preparing to be elevated to Cardinal this weekend, Fr. Robert Barron is here to discuss his leadership in general and his boldness in opposition to the HHS Mandate.


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