LA Catholic Morning Radio Interview Archives
Topic: Is Boxing Immoral as a Sport?
A Moral Analysis of the Goals and Ends of the Sport of Boxing. In this segment, Todd and Michelle discuss with Father Tad the serious concerns surrounding a sport which has as its stated purpose the goal of inducing a state of temporary unconsciousness, via a concussion, in one's opponent.
Broadcast Date: September 9, 2021
Topic: Should I Get Married and Have Kids?
What Young People Could Most Profit From Hearing About Marriage. In this inspiring segment, Todd Sylvester and Father Tad discuss the beauties and joys of family life, and look at the modern cultural need for strong messaging around the enduring blessings of marriage and children as a fulfilling pathway for young people.
Broadcast Date: August 3, 2021
Topic: Childhood Gender Transitions
Keira Bell Challenges the Establishment on Childhood Gender Transitions. In today's show Todd, Michelle, and Father Tad discuss the story of Keira Bell, who sued the Tavistock clinic in London after she claimed the medical staff failed to challenge her seriously about her decision as a teenager to transition to a male. She received puberty blockers, testosterone and an operation to remove her breasts. In a landmark ruling delivered in December 2020, a British court upheld her claim that she’d been rushed through gender reassignment without proper safeguards, and noted that children cannot properly give consent in such situations.
Broadcast Date: July 14, 2021
Topic: Should We Take Whatever Vaccine is Offered?
The Importance of Discerning Our Options. In today’s show, Father Tad addresses the need
for discernment when seeing if a particular vaccine is the right choice for us, in light of whether we fit
the profile of those who would benefit, risks associated with the vaccines, medical factors such as
allergies, and ethical issues such as associations with cell lines derived from abortion. The hosts and
Father also touch on the notion of mandates and the benefits of natural immunity.
Broadcast Date: March 31, 2021
Topic: How Should We Respond to a “Low Quality of Life?”
The “Quality of Life” Error. Our “quality of life” is not just dictated by physical conditions but
also by the supportive relationships we have with those around us. To the extent that an individual
seems to have a low quality of life, our efforts should be directed towards raising their quality of life
rather than angling to deny them treatments and thereby accelerate the ending of their life.
Broadcast Date: February 24, 2021
Topic: Vaccines and Other Entanglements with Abortion
Clarifying the Ethical Questions Around “An Association with Abortion.” In today's episode Father Tad discusses many issues concerning the development of vaccines in general as well as the new COVID-19 vaccines. We can support the sentiment that “I don’t want a vaccine with any connection to abortion,” but the idea of a "connection" or an "association" needs to be unpacked and understood precisely and in line with the mind and teachings of the Church.
Broadcast Date: January 27, 2021