Kresta in the Afternoon – January 9, 2008 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Advances don't quell stem-cell debate?

    If headlines turn out to be prophetic, Nov. 20, 2007, was a historic day in the decade-long ethical debate over embryonic stem-cell research. “Scientists Bypass Need for Embryo to Get Stem Cells,” reads The New York Times. “Advance May End Stem Cell Debate,” chimed The Washington Post. But headline prophecies are a tricky business and less than two months later, it appears The Washington Post was wise to use the word, “may.” Why? Fr. Tad Pacholczyk of the National Catholic Bioethics Center fills us in.

    Second Topic – Broken and Blessed: A Life Story

    Celeste was a child born to suffer, to die, and to profoundly convert the lives of all who knew her.   It is a story of transformative suffering, bountiful grace, and the gift of hope.  Despite the challenging subject matter, it is not a story of death, but a true story of the intoxicating beauty of life. Catherine Adamkiewicz, mother of Celeste, is with us.

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