Kresta in the Afternoon – January 13 2016 – Hour 2

+  What Euthanasia Enthusiasts Really Want

  • Description: A family in Belgium is suing a Catholic care home for refusing to euthanize an elderly woman. In November, medical “experts” in Canada released new recommendations for euthanasia laws. Among these recommendations are removal of any age restrictions for euthanasia and the requirement for faith-based institutions to allow for the practice. In the words of Wes Smith, many countries seem eager to dive headfirst into the death abyss. Wes joins us to talk about the impact of these trends.
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+  Anglican Communion makes last-ditch effort to save itself from schism over homosexuality

  • Description: The heads of the Anglican Communion in 38 countries started a week-long meeting this week in a seemingly desperate effort to prevent the third largest Christian denomination from splitting over homosexuality. On the opening day, Anglicanism's spiritual leader, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who has summoned the primates, or senior archbishops, of each national, self-governing church to England for the "gathering," indicated he had little hope of reconciling the opposing sides at the theological level “Reconciliation doesn't always mean agreement," he told the BBC. "It means finding ways of disagreeing well." Even if some churches within the 85-million-strong tradition go their "separate ways," he insisted, they would still be "family." We talk to Fr Dwight Longenecker, a former Anglican priest, about the possible schism.
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+  Kresta Comments: Recapping the State of the Union Address

  • Description: In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama looked to the future. He called on Americans to work together to achieve common goals and expressed his regret that America is so deeply divided politically. Al gives his thoughts on the speech and Governor Nikki Haley’s Republican response.

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