Kresta in the Afternoon – January 22, 2009 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition

     The Second Vatican Council, the 21st ecumenical council of the Church, was announced by Pope John XXIII on Jan. 25, 1959. On Oct. 11, 1962, after four years of preparation, the council formally opened. After thousands of speeches, resolutions, and votes, the Council issued sixteen official documents on topics ranging from divine revelation to relations with non-Christians. In many ways, though, the real challenges began after the council was over and Catholics began to argue over the interpretation of the documents. Fr. Matthew Lamb is here to contextualize Vatican II teachings within the rich tradition of the Church. He focuses on theology and transcends the mass-media storyline of "liberal" versus "conservative." Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition.

    Second Topic – March for Life

    Late in October 1973, grassroots prolife leaders became concerned that January 22, 1974, might come and go without properly memorializing the Supreme Court's infamous abortion decisions and without petitioning Congress for redress. No established right-to-life organization was prepared to undertake the planning, financial and operational responsibilities for a high impact prolife March on the U.S. Capitol. But, grassroots prolifers wanted to march! About thirty prolife veterans resolved themselves into a committee and began making plans for the first March for Life. Now it’s 2009 and prospects for ending abortion in the next 4 years look bleak. What is the mood at the March for Life and what are people saying? Teresa Tomeo is there and joins us from D.C.


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