Kresta in the Afternoon – March 13, 2008 – Hour 2

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    5:00 p.m. - Vatican Concludes Conference on End-of-Life Care

    The Pontifical Academy for Life concluded a 2-day conference last week on ethical and pastoral questions involving care for those who are terminally ill. The conference explored the moral issues that arise in treatment of those who are approaching death. Participants discussed the moral principles involved in distinguishing between ordinary and extraordinary care, or proportionate and disproportionate efforts to preserve life. Our friend, Dr. John Haas, President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, was there. He joins us.

    5:20 p.m. - Living a Sacramental Life

    Next, Fr. Jim Costigan is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, whose primary Apostolate is to preach parish missions and retreats, with an emphasis on the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Confession. He joins us to look at the sacramental life as we approach Passion Week. What does it mean to be a sacramental Church focused on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our faith?

    5:40 p.m. - What Elliot Spitzer WOULD have been doing Mon.

    On Monday, NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer was exposed to the world as an adulterer. But what you may not be aware of is what he was supposed to be doing Monday. He had been scheduled to speak to the Family Planning Advocates' (pro-abortion advocates) 31st Annual Conference. And he was preparing to push legislators to do their bidding-before he was forced to cancel his appearance. We tell you what that legislation entails.

    5:50 p.m. - Laity for Life

    Laity for Life is a Naples area Pro-life apostolate that seeks to provide additional spiritual and moral support for lay Catholics who are active in the pro-life movement; train Catholics and other laypeople of faith; and encourage Church financial support for pro-life efforts. Director Lucy Barone joins us to discuss some of their latest projects.

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