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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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Is there a ‘civil war‘ in the Catholic Church?

11/16/2018
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America This Week Our October 24 guest is Joe Hoover, S.J. We talk to him about his article No, there is not a “civil war” in the Catholic Church. We also discuss these stories: Exclusive: Should U.S. bishops speak out on politics—or stick to religion? What it means to be a Catholic feminist and why the church must embrace it Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Scicluna to top role in addressing abuse crisis Inside the Vatican

Duration:00:28:25

How can we cure gun violence?

11/9/2018
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America This Week Our Nov 7 guest is Eileen Markey, who will talk about her article, "Can we use public health models to cure the disease of gun violence?" We also discuss these articles: I took in a Honduran refugee. It was no big deal The Ignatian Family Teach In poses a contrast to the divided American Family Three ways Catholics can respond to anti-Jewish violence

Duration:00:26:13

Choosing the Right Godparent

11/1/2018
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Our October 31 guest is Simcha Fisher. We talk to her about her recent article on how to choose the right godparents, which you can read here. We also discuss these stories: Can the church be both holy and sinful? The ‘crisis’ of the migrant caravan is one of misperception Pakistani Christians fear violence after Asia Bibi’s blasphemy death sentence is overturned

Duration:00:19:32

What is left of the Christian community in Iraq?

10/26/2018
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Our October 24 guest is Kevin Clarke. We talk to him about his recent reporting from Iraq, which you can read here. We also discuss these stories: The migrant caravan through the eyes of Catholic Social Teaching Synod Fathers: young people must be welcomed, but also welcomed What's it like being the only female cleric at the synod on young people?

Duration:00:25:45

Rethinking what it means to be 'college material'

10/18/2018
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America This Week Our October 17 guest is Cyrus Habib, the lieutenant governor of Washington State. We discuss his recent article Stop saying ‘college isn't for everyone.’ We also discuss these stories: Pope Francis declares Pope Paul VI, Óscar Romero saints Tomie dePaola's books help us find the sacred in stories of service and stillness Why can't women vote at the Synod on Young People?

Duration:00:23:07

Moving forward from the sexual abuse crisis with eight lessons

10/11/2018
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America This Week Our October 10 guest is John Carr, America's Washington correspondent. We discuss his recent article "Eight lessons to help us move forward from the sex abuse crisis." We also discuss these stories: Holy See issues first response in Archbishop McCarrick case Catholic comedian Jeremy McLellan on finding God by welcoming the disabled What—if anything—ensures a new college student will keep going to Mass?

Duration:00:26:06

What is the future of Jesuit education?

10/4/2018
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Our Oct. 3 guest is Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., vice president for mission integration and planning and an associate professor of theology at Fordham University. We discuss his recent article, "The Uncertain Future of Jesuit Education." We also discuss these stories: St. John Paul II envisioned a big church. So why are millennials feeling excluded? Four lessons from Mary for the Synod on Young Adults Father Matt Malone: Why America magazine called for the withdrawal of Kavanaugh's...

Duration:00:25:09

Becoming a theologian means accepting an invitation

9/28/2018
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Our September 26 guest is Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M., professor emerita of New Testament studies and Christian spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif. We discuss her recent article "The vocation of the theologian begins with an invitation." We also discuss these stories: Pope Francis recognizes Chinese bishops ordained without papal approval Bishops draft plan to hold themselves accountable for sexual abuse and negligence Brett...

Duration:00:23:16

What nuns and ‘nones’ can learn from one another

9/20/2018
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Our September 5 guest is Kaya Oakes, a contributing writer for America, who teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of The Nones Are Alright. We discuss her recent article "What can nuns and ‘nones’ learn from one another?" We also discuss these stories: Prison strike seeks to defend humanity of U.S. inmates How Latinas help Medellín continue to form the church in the United States Developing Story | The Australian Church in Turmoil

Duration:00:25:52

Cardinal Avery Dulles, remembering a Catholic teacher

9/20/2018
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Our September 12 guest is Pat Ryan, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University and a former student of Cardinal Dulles. We discuss his recent article "The model of a Catholic teacher: Cardinal Avery Dulles." We also discuss these stories: Stop saying ‘college isn’t for everyone’ Jesuit schools place highly in U.S. News and World Report Rankings The rise and fall of the socially conscious sitcom, from “All in the Family” to “Roseanne” Pope...

Duration:00:27:10

Major developments in the sexual abuse crisis

9/20/2018
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Our September 19 guest is America's National Correspondent Michael O'Loughlin. We discuss his recent article "Resignations, Rome meetings and investigations: A week of major developments in the sexual abuse crisis." We also discuss these stories: Why we still need a synod on youth What lies in the heart of an ICE officer? Here’s why Trump’s latest claims about Puerto Rico are wrong

Duration:00:12:56

How Latin America influenced the Catholic Church

8/24/2018
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Our Aug 22 guest is Hosffman Ospino, an associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at Boston College. We discuss his recent article "How Latin America influenced the entire Catholic Church." We also discuss these articles: Don’t blame the sex abuse crisis on queer Catholics The plague of sexual abuse is worse than you think Evangelization isn’t getting people to fall in line—it’s getting them to fall in love

Duration:00:06:00

Reflecting on “Humanae Vitae,” 50 years on

7/26/2018
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Our July 25 guest is Holly Taylor Coolman, an assistant professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. We discuss her recent article '50 years after Humanae Vitae,' we still buy into the myth of the self-made man.’ We also discuss these articles: Vatican expert: To fight sex abuse, the Catholic Church must invest in women With ‘strongman politics’ on the rise, Obama affirms Mandela’s democratic vision Review: ‘Eighth Grade’ is a reminder of the year you would rather forget

Duration:00:19:19

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 year....

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 saved...

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