Kresta in the Afternoon – October 11, 2007 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – “Will the Real Vatican II Please Stand Up?”

    Opinions in the Church about Vatican II are, to say the least, varied. Both extremes are often united in their assertion that the Second Vatican Council created a brand-new Church. The far left maintains happily that the Council or "the spirit" of the Council brought down any semblance of a hierarchical Church, leaving in its wake a new liturgy and the elimination of any serious transcendental dimension to Catholic worship. The far right agrees unhappily, pointing to the destruction of ecclesiastical discipline and citing liturgical horror stories. On this anniversary of the convening of the Council we look at the REAL Vatican II.

    Second Topic – A History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God and Medicine

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian is back in the news after turning his attention from assisted suicide to prison reform. Also, it was two years ago this week that the Supreme Court upheld the Oregon assisted suicide law. We take to opportunity to look at the history of euthanasia: life, death, God and medicine.

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