Quest for a Culture of Life in America with Steve Koob

Steve Koob, founder and executive director of One More Soul, hosts a weekly program in which he interviews some of the people making a significant contribution to the Culture of Life. The hope and prayer is that Radio Maria listeners will be inspired by these guests, and will find ways that they too can foster a Culture of Life in their community, Church, and family.

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September 27 2016 – Pediatrics support for LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraception)–A Catholic Legal and Pastoral Response

Our Guest last week was Dr/Sr Hanna Klaus, MD, who developed the Teen STAR curriculum for Adolescent and Young Adult Sexuality. The Teen STAR Program is widely used with great success throughout the world, though not so much in the USA. Today’s program brings another great Guest to address the problem of pediatrician support for sterilizing adolescent girls with LARCs–IUD, implants and shots.

John Fitzgerald is a retired medical malpractice attorney who started the Saint Augustine Foundation in Yonkers NY to promote the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Spring 2016 National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly includes his article, “Long Acting Contraceptives for Adolescents” in which he analyzes and challenges the American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 policy supporting LARCs for children.

On today’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” John will review the AAP policy, the problems it presents for parents, physicians and society, and propose a response that involves the several Catholic entities under the auspices of the dioceses.

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September 20 2016 – Sr/Dr Hanna Klaus–Contrasting Approaches to Adolescent Sexuality

Dr Hanna Klaus, MD, is director of the Natural Family Planning Center of Washington DC; co-founder and director of the Teen STAR Program, USA; and a Medical Mission Sister who practiced as an Ob/Gyn for many years in Pakistan. Today she brings her adolescent sexuality research and Teen STAR teaching experience to “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” offering a clear alternative to the secular medical culture that eschews morality, chastity, and abstinence in favor of birth control for young people.

The results are disastrous for their current and future lives–psychologically, socially, physically and spiritually! Dr Hanna will describe the superior alternative to this culture of death fostered hedonism–the way, the truth and the life offered by Jesus through His Bride–our Church.

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September 13 2016 – The Ethics of Starting & Ending Life

We were all made in the image and likeness of God. How awesome is that? Does that mean that we may take on God’s authority and responsibility for LIFE’s start and end? I don’t think so! The Bride of Christ doesn’t think so! The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) President Dr John Haas, PhD, STL, doesn’t think so. WHY?

Tune in to “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” at Noon ET today, Tuesday the 13th, to learn what ethical principles are the foundation for the Churches objections to many practices common to our culture of death in America. Dr Haas has lectured in venues of every variety all over the world. He will cite some of the hundreds of ethical quandaries that the NCBC tackles every day as ethical consultants to bishops, physicians, hospitals, priests and families. This is fascinating and cutting-edge hard work that is critical to our Church, country, families and human dignity, especially for those who are vulnerable and at the ends of life’s spectrum.

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September 6 2016 – Physician Assisted Suicide–Legalized Murder

As a nation we continue to accept ways to kill people for a whole plethora of reasons. If someone is inconvenient, prevents another from achieving some perceived good, or is judged to have (or expected to have) a low “quality of life”, or whose body parts may be beneficial for someones’s life extension, or research, or baby factory, we just change the law to “legalize” the killing. Simple solution–RIGHT? NOT!!!

We have become the 21st Century version of Nazis Germany. Like the frog in the slowly heating pan of water we are being cooked in the ever expanding Culture of Death. Who will stand against MY WILL BE DONE and for THY WILL BE DONE, on Earth as it is in Heaven?

Today’s Guest on the Quest is Brad Mattes, President of Life Issues Institute(LII) . He stood on the shoulders of Doctor Jack and Barbara Willke for decades and took over LII when Jack and Barbara returned to the Father. There he continues the fight for life on a multitude of fronts with cutting edge research, and great educational resources that are effective in changing minds and hearts toward God’s gift of life–go to

The the fight over the life and death of Terri Schiavo ( culminated in her death by starvation on March 31, 2005. It remains an important bench mark in the Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) battle that has garnered legalization in 6 US states. The well-worn path to a US Supreme Court decision in favor of legalized murder can be predicted.

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August 30 2016 – Two year old Israel is DEAD! They killed him! WHY? Radio Maria at Noon today.

Israel Stinson was an embarrassment to the medical community. They had declared that he was dead. The Death Certificate said that he was “brain dead”. But his heart was still pumping blood to all his organs and tissues. Most of his body was working as long as he had a ventilator to help him breath. He could not communicate by voice with his parents or doctors to tell them he wanted to live. He was clearly alive but in California he was legally dead so the hospital staff refused to treat him and removed the treatment (ventilator) he was receiving when his parents brought him to the hospital for the care necessary to bring him home for what might have been a long recovery.

Israel was in a sense back in his mother’s womb. He was on life support not unlike a pre-born baby. He was responding to his mother and she loved him deeply. But, in America a mother can have her pre-born child killed because he has a cleft pallet or Down’s Syndrome or for whatever excuse or inconvenience. So why not kill a two year-old (or 90 year-old) if they are expensive to treat and their “quality of life” fails our standard.

God did not take Israel’s soul; a corrupt medical establishment (profession?) took his soul. His parents and those who worked so hard to save his life grieve deeply.

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