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

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    First Topic – International Women's Day – The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

    During his regular Sunday audience this weekend, Pope Benedict XVI recognized the observance of International Women's Day, calling upon all people to "renew our commitment to ensure that always and everywhere women can live their lives and make full use of their capacities, obtaining complete respect for their dignity." The Pope cited the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem of Pope John Paul II as a guide to the authentic dignity of women. We talk with Dr. Monica Miller about women and the Catholic Church.

    Second Topic – CA Supremes and the Challenge to Prop 8

    A majority of California voters may have supported Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment passed four months ago that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. But now the state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on a series of legal challenges to the amendment. How can a constitutional amendment be unconstitutional?  Meanwhile, Catholic lawyer and surprise Obama supporter, Douglas Kmiec has now come out against Proposition 8, after supporting it before the vote, and makes what might be called an interesting proposition of his own, in the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bill May is here to look at it, and look at the current state of the pro-life movement.

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