Kresta in the Afternoon – July 2, 2020 – Hour 1

  • Description: Our Guest Host today is Jerry Usher.

+  “An Affront to Human Dignity” - Disabled man dies after Texas hospital withheld coronavirus treatment

  • Description: Ethicists and disability rights activists have expressed grave concerns over reports of the recent death of Michael Hickson, a black man with quadriplegia and a brain injury who was denied medical treatment for COVID-19 due to his disabilities. We look at the story and its ethical implications with Wes Smith.
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    • Wes Smith
      Wes Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. He’s the author of 13 books, most recently “Culture of Death: The age of Do-Harm Medicine.” Check out his Humanized blog at the discovery institute.
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    • Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine

      Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest. (learn more)

+  Lessons from St. Thomas (2 segments)

  • Description: Tomorrow is the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle. Ask just about anyone what they know about St Thomas and they will say he is the doubter – but he was more than that. He moved beyond his doubt and died for his faith. We’ll talk about his life and the lessons we can learn from him with Steve Ray.
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    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 180 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit catholic-convert.com and footprintsofgodpilgrimages.com
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    • St. John’s Gospel: A Bible Study Guide and Commentary for Individuals and Groups

      As Catholics in ever-growing numbers are taking part in Bible studies, many questions arise. How do I study the Bible? Where do I begin? Is it OK to interpret the Bible for ourselves? What Bible should I use? How can I understand such a deep book as the Gospel of St. John? This book has the answer to these and many other such questions. Stephen Ray takes the difficult and makes it easy; he takes the confusion and makes things clear. It gives a simple start for a beginner while providing the depth and profundity for the scholar. This book is one of a kind. It is the first extensive, easy to use and thoroughly Catholic study guide available. This Bible study provides extensive "text boxes" with detailed information that helps students discover the cultural, religious, historical and other information on the specific passage they are studying. It utilizes quotes for a wide range of scholars, historians and specialists to instruct the student and give valuable insights into the background and meaning of the text. This book can serve as a basic Bible study guide for working through the Gospel of John, helping the student plumb the depths of St. John's marvelous and deeply spiritual Gospel. It is excellent for use by individuals or groups, for families or schools.   Also available from Steve Ray's Store  (learn more)

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