Kresta in the Afternoon – July 10, 2009 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Kresta Comments

    Second Topic– Breakthrough: Lab-Made Sperm

    Women who say they don't need a man may well be right – after human sperm was created in the lab. A team of British scientists claimed this week to have created human sperm using embryonic stem cells, in a medical first that they say will lead to a better understanding of fertility. But don't worry men, the scientists who created the sperm using stem cells don't plan to take you out of the baby-making process just yet. Why am I not feeling confident that these scientists have ethical considerations at the top of their list? We look at it with bioethicist Wesley Smith.

    Third Topic – Caritas in Veritate

    Some politicians and pundits are pouncing on Pope Benedict’s encyclical on the economy, released this week, as an attack on capitalism. They are wrong – according to our next guest. In the fevered atmosphere of financial crisis and the G8 Summit, the Pope is reaffirming moral truths about man and the common good that reveal the meaning of work and wealth. These truths are perfectly compatible with a free economy, argues Catholic businessman and philanthropist Frank Hanna. Democrats and Republicans must understand that freedom, truth, and love go together. Frank joins us.

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