Being Pro Life

Being Pro Life

Beginning September 2019, this monthly podcast series goes weekly, every Tuesday! Still monthly topics, but weekly interviews with different people. We cover varying topics that fall under the category of respecting human life. This includes topics related to abortion, assisted suicide, religious freedom, capital punishment, immigration and persons with disabilities. Each episode features an interview with someone personally affected by the issue and a call to action on how to get involved.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 34 min

Bob talks with Walt Heyer about his experience as a transgendered woman, how his childhood experiences led to his desire to become a woman, and his journey of healing back to realizing he was always a man. He argues why the best way to treat someone with gender issues is through psychological, not biological, intervention.

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Bob talks with Erin Brewer who identifies as a former trans kid, about her experience of why she felt she was a boy, and how not being affirmed in that at an early age helped her. They also discuss  problems with legal bans on psychological help for kids who identify as transgendered. 

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Bob talks with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk from the National Catholic Bioethics Center about gender dysphoria, inherent problems with recent medical pushes for biological rather than psychological intervention to help, and Catholic teaching on the value of gender. 

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Bob talks with Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, who was killed through the removal of her feeding tube in 2005 after sustaining a brain injury when she was not dying. They discuss Terri's tragic case, and Catholic teaching on ordinary and extraordinary care for the disabled and for those in the dying process. 

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Bob talks with Dr. Paul Day about the problems with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy and other popular methods for helping couples trying to achieve pregnancy, and how NaPro Technology can work with fertility to naturally help couples conceive a child.

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Bob talks with Dr. DiAnn Ecret of the National Catholic Bioethics Center about the detrimental effects of artificial birth control on the health of women and their relationships with their spouses. They also discuss the beauty of Natural Family Planning in effectively planning children, without any side effects. 

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Bob talks with Dr. Ted Furton of the National Catholic Bioethics Center about Catholic ethics in medical research, especially vaccines, touching on what is going on with ethical research for a vaccine for COVID19. They also discuss stem cell research and the sale of aborted fetal tissue. 

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September 1, 2020 26 min

Bob talks with Andrew Musgrave, Director of the Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, about their I Vote Catholic initiative to help educate Catholics on the fullness of Catholic Social Teaching, including Human Life and Dignity, so as to vote in accordance with a fully formed conscience.

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August 25, 2020 21 min

Bob talks with Ohio State Representative Rick Perales about legislation recently passed that help our military, veterans and their families, and how anyone can get involved in their local center. 

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Members of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Anti-Racism Task Force discuss practical tips in becoming anti-racist. 

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Members of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Anti-Racism Task Force discuss current racial unrest and how Catholics should respond. 

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Members of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Anti-Racism Task Force discuss the teaching of the Catholic Church on racism, why it is a pro-life issue, and why the phrase "All Lives Matter" can be hurtful in today's climate. 

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White parents of black children and black people themselves share stories of modern experiences of racism in America today, revealing that racism still exists, and that we all need to look into our hearts and examine how we treat others, even if we don't believe we are racist.

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Bob talks with Christie Back, an attorney in immigration law in Ohio, about the laws on human trafficking, why it is difficult to prosecute, and how anyone can get involved. 

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Bob talks with Samantha Searls of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, about what labor trafficking is, specific stories of how it happens locally, and how anyone can get involved. 

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Bob talks with Harold D'Souza about his personal experience as a victim of human trafficking in Cincinnati, OH.

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Bob talks with Tonya Folks, Human Trafficking Liaison for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office about how trafficking happens in the United States, how to recognize it, and how to report it.

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Bob talks with Wilson Willard, Executive Director of the Help Program Cincinnati, talks about the challenges of finding employment after being released from prison, and how his program helps make it possible to give people a chance to make an honest and living wage. 

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Bob talks with Lyle May, an inmate on death row for over 20 years, about the dignity of the person in prison. Lyle talks about his life, mistakes and the mentors he has met among his fellow inmates. 

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Bob talks with Tessie Castillo, author of Crimson Letters, about the inequality of the judicial system in capital cases in the United States, and of the humanity of prisoners on death row.

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