Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" – November 14, 2013
Talking About the “Things that Matter Most” on Nov. 14, 2013
LIVE FROM THE USCCB FALL ASSEMBLY IN BALTIMORE, MD
4:00 – Suggestion: why not have the government traffic organs? After years of fighting black market medicine, researchers propose a new approach
New ethical trends in medicine usually turn up in obscure medical journals first. Witness the academic argument for legalizing trade in human organs in a report in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. This idea was newsworthy: the government should pay living kidney donors – or more accurately, vendors – $10,000 to cut the dialysis cost of those waiting for transplants. The proposal totally contradicts accepted views on the role of government and the ethics of organ donation. Fr. Tad Pacholczyk of the National Catholic Bioethics Center is here to analyze.
4:40 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – Superior Catholic Schools Already Exceed Common Core Standards
We have received an overwhelming amount of e-mails, letters, phone calls, columns, press releases, articles and more regarding the Common Core Curriculum. Today we delve into it with Dan Guernsey, headmaster at the Donohue Academy and serves on the board of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools, (NAPCIS), which provides consulting and accreditation services for more than 150 independent Catholic schools across the nation