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Interviews with editors and writers of America magazine, the national Catholic weekly. Hosted by Online Editor Tim Reidy.

Interviews with editors and writers of America magazine, the national Catholic weekly. Hosted by Online Editor Tim Reidy.
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Interviews with editors and writers of America magazine, the national Catholic weekly. Hosted by Online Editor Tim Reidy.

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How can we build community with those incarcerated?

7/19/2018
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Our July 18 guest is Olga Segura, an associate editor at America and co-host of Jesuitical. We discuss her recent article, "How one Jesuit is transforming inmates and fighting the criminal justice system. We also discuss these articles: N.Y. Times talks to men who received settlements after alleged abuse by Cardinal McCarrick The Editors: The Catholic Church should not be shocked by the McCarrick case—it should be ashamed. Would Jesus eat with Sarah Sanders?

Duration:00:22:29

How can the church help women in abusive marriages?

7/13/2018
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Our July 11 guest is Simcha Fisher, a speaker, freelance writer and author of The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning. She blogs daily at simchafisher.com and weekly at The Catholic Weekly. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and 10 kids. We discuss her recent article, "How the church can help (or hurt) women in abusive marriages." We also discuss these articles: Trump nominates Kavanaugh, a Catholic, to Supreme Court What is behind America’s changing views on...

Duration:00:24:38

Who will care for the guards?

7/5/2018
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Our July 4 guest is Eve Tushnet, a contributing writer for America and author of Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith and Amends: A Novel. We discuss her recent article, “You have heard it said: Visit the imprisoned. But what about their guards?” Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. We also discuss these articles: There were 69 million refugees last...

Duration:00:15:31

Can Canadian Catholics reconcile after “whitewashing” indigenous Catholics?

6/28/2018
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America This Week Our June 27 guest is Eileen Markey, an independent reporter and the author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura (Nation Books). She lives in the Bronx and teaches journalism at the City University of New York. We discuss her recent article, Canadian Catholics grapple with a history of “whitewashing” indigenous children. We also discuss these articles: Death toll from a volcano eruption in Guatemala may far exceed the official count Why a janitor...

Duration:00:29:05

Why we should end the cult of the presidency

6/21/2018
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Our June 20 guest is Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America and a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. We discuss his recent article, “How to survive Trump: End the cult of the presidency” We also discuss these articles: Father James Martin, S.J.: 5 things you can do help immigrants at the border What are ‘canonical penalties’ and how should they be handed down? Baltimore Catholics can now have that outdoor we [...]

Duration:00:24:21

Overprescribing is not the problem behind the opioid crisis

6/14/2018
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Our June 13 guest is Sally Satel, a psychiatrist who practices in a methadone clinic and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. We discuss her recent article, “Prescriptions are not to blame for today’s opioid crisis” We also discuss these articles: Star Wars and religion struggle with the same issue: What do you do with tradition? Catholic leaders confront polarization but skirt polarizing issues at Geo [...]

Duration:00:26:44

My (second hand) experience of cystic fibrosis

6/7/2018
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Our June 6 guest is Anna Keating, the co-author of The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life (Penguin Random House). We discuss her recent article, “My friend’s diagnosis of cystic fibrosis has powerfully influenced her life—and mine.” We also discuss these articles: ‘Roseanne’ and the Two Standards of ABC 50 years later, what can Americans learn from Robert Kennedy?

Duration:00:25:17

Who will care for adults with disabilities?

5/31/2018
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Our May 30 guest is John W. Miller, a Pittsburgh-based writer and former staff reporter and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. We discuss his recent article, “As their parents get older, who will care for people with disabilities?” We also discuss these articles: ‘The Ceremony of Innocence Is Drowned’: America’s editors on Ireland and Brownsville When the opioid crisis struck my family Can the church in Nigeria stop the violence betwe [...]

Duration:00:27:33

How can parents keep their children in the faith?

5/24/2018
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Our May 23 guest is Kristin Gilger. We’ll be talking to her about her recent article, ”What can Catholic moms do if they want their kids to stay Catholic? Let go.” We also discuss these articles: Pope Francis has made 14 new cardinals What Childish Gambino and Flannery O’Connor have in common What can Catholic preachers learn from Bishop Michael Curry?

Duration:00:19:08

How Justin Trudeau is causing Canada to examine its own conscience

5/17/2018
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Our May 16 guest is Dean Dettloff, America’s Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies. We discuss his recent article, “Justin Trudeau’s ‘celebrity secularism’ and an examination of Canadian conscience.” Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. We also discuss these articles: My friend’s diagnosis of cystic fibrosis has powerfully influenced her life—and...

Duration:00:24:42

Father James Martin on the Met Gala and the “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit

5/10/2018
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Our May 9 guest is James Martin, S.J. editor-at-large at America. We discuss his recent interview with Andrew Bolton, “Meet the curator of the Met’s new “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit.” We also discuss these articles: Why Paul Ryan’s ‘economic approach’ to politics clashes with Catholic teaching Why the Met Gala is a good thing for Catholicism A simple way to break down social barriers: courtesy titles

Duration:00:30:02

Ross Douthat on the future of the church

5/3/2018
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Our May 2 guest is Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist and author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. You can read our recent articles on him here: The Catholic Columnist: Q&A with Ross Douthat, Dear Ross Douthat: Don’t be so worried about the church. We also discuss these articles: Archbishop Gregory: The time is right to review Mass translations Why the Chinese government is targeting young Christians in its latest crackdown

Duration:00:24:57

Why is it so difficult to report on Latinos in the criminal justice system?

4/26/2018
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Our Apr. 25 guest is Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, the founder and chief executive officer of Lantigua Williams & Co., an audio and film production company based in the Washington, D.C., area. We discuss her recent article: “Why more data is needed when reporting on Latinos in the criminal justice system.” Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. We also discuss these articles: Bishop McElroy:...

Duration:00:24:20

Adjusting to Catholic motherhood

4/19/2018
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Our Apr. 18 guest is Jennifer Fulwiler, a lay Catholic writer, speaker and host of The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on “The Catholic Channel,” SiriusXM radio channel 129. We discuss her recent article: “In the midst of angst about my growing family, three words helped me find peace.” We also discuss these articles: ‘Is my dad in heaven,’ little boy asks pope Was the British Government right to attack Syria without Parliament’s approval?

Duration:00:26:18

A look at life on the U.S.-Mexico border

4/12/2018
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Our Apr. 11 guest is J.D. Long-García, a senior editor at America. We discuss his recent article, “What life is like on the U.S.-Mexico border.” Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. We also discuss these articles: Why should Catholics care about Trump’s tariff war? American farmers. Top Five Takeaways from ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ Pope Franc [...]

Duration:00:26:09

Meet the families who farm all of your Easter lilies

4/4/2018
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Our Apr. 4 guest is Jim McDermott, S.J.,America’s Los Angeles correspondent. We discuss her recent article, “The remarkable life of the Easter lily and the farmers who make it happen.” We also discuss these articles: An attack on the integrity of the census is an attack on the voting rights of minorities Is ‘dialogue’ just an empty buzzword for Christians? Pope Francis in Easter message calls for end to conflicts in Syria and the Holy Land

Duration:00:22:51

Black Lives Matter and Martin Luther King, Jr.: a story of human dignity

3/29/2018
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Our Mar. 28 guest is Nichole M. Flores, an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. We discuss her recent article, “Martin Luther King Jr. and the dignity of the Black Lives Matter network.” Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. We also discuss these articles: Everything you’re hearing about Katy Perry and the L.A. Catholic sisters is probably...

Duration:00:23:06

Is a deal between the Vatican and China a good thing?

3/22/2018
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Our Mar. 21 guest is Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief and president of America. Due to Winter Storm Toby in New York City, this is an all-Jesuit show. Eric Sundrup, S.J. and Sam Sawyer, S.J. join Matt Malone, S.J. to talk about Rev. Christiansen’s latest article: Why the Vatican’s potential deal with China is a good thing We also discuss these articles: In Vermont, the latest clash between public money and the Catholic Church Loyola Chicago savors sweet 16 run after...

Duration:00:25:16

How can we minister to families in the aftermath of suicide?

3/15/2018
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Our Mar. 14 guest is Fr. Charles Rubey, Founder and Director of Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS). You can read about his ministry here: How one Catholic ministry is helping families deal with the devastating aftermath of suicide We also discuss these articles: Five years in, Americans’ love of Pope Francis remains strong Where are the millennial Catholic activists? Have Pope Francis’ first five years been a success?

Duration:00:23:08

The world needs the Black Madonna

3/1/2018
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Our Feb. 28th guest is Br. Mickey McGrath, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, an award-winning artist and author of 18 art and faith books. We discuss his recent article, We need images of the Black Madonna now more than ever. Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. We also discuss these articles: Catholic colleges say peaceful gun control protests won’t impact admission Dozens of Catholics...

Duration:00:20:52