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The 15th Station is our monthly news podcast. We get a panel of Kiwi Catholics together to provide a Catholic perspective on the news and current events of the month.

The 15th Station is our monthly news podcast. We get a panel of Kiwi Catholics together to provide a Catholic perspective on the news and current events of the month.
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New Zealand

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The 15th Station is our monthly news podcast. We get a panel of Kiwi Catholics together to provide a Catholic perspective on the news and current events of the month.

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@station15

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English


Episodes

Station XV: Episode 143 — Resignation, Canonisation, Ordination, Consultation and Condemnation

10/16/2019
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The resignation of Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan for inappropriate behaviour with a young woman was a great shock to the Church in New Zealand — and the Station 15 panel. That big story leads this episode, which (as always) ...

Duration:00:58:41

Station XV: Episode 142 — Appeal, Schism, Renewal, Technology

9/15/2019
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Cardinal George Pell’s unsuccessful appeal on his conviction for historical child sexual abuse leads this month’s episode. Anna, Don, James and Gavin consider the outcome and what might come next. Pope Francis has spoken about the prospect of schism within ...

Duration:01:09:26

Station XV: Episode 141 — Happy birthday, unhappy topics

8/15/2019
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As The 15th Station team celebrates its 12th birthday, it’s not an entirely happy occasion as topics like abortion, an earthquake-ravaged cathedral, mass shootings and clerical sexual abuse all feature in one way or another. Although that probably reflects some ...

Duration:01:11:48

Station XV: Episode 140 — The Conundrum Episode

7/16/2019
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It’s an episode of head-scratchers and what analysts often refer to as “wicked” policy problems. How should we — society generally, and Catholics — respond to the plight of desperate people seeking a new home? How should bishops respond to ...

Duration:01:01:46

Station XV: Episode 139 — Cardinal, Pope, Politician, King

6/15/2019
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Cardinal George Pell was convicted last December on child sexual abuse charges. The panel discusses his appeal process, which unfolded this month (without an outcome) and what might happen next. In Italy, changes to the translation of the Our Father ...

Duration:00:53:31

Station XV: Episode 138 — Sri Lanka, Paris, Israel and the Vatican

5/16/2019
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There are some heavy topics to cover this month, with Anna, Don, James and Gavin discussing the horrific Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, the heroism that emerged from the Notre Dame fire and the battle over religious freedom in ...

Duration:00:52:25

Station XV: Episode 137 — Future Church, future leaders, future laws, future Easter

4/17/2019
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It’s Holy Week, and the panel reflects on Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to be humble in their lives and to know when it’s appropriate to keep silent. Campaigners against euthanasia in New Zealand have certainly not been quiet as ...

Duration:01:02:56

Station XV: Episode 136 — Sentence, Summit, Sacrifice and Signature

3/15/2019
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The conviction and sentencing of Australian Cardinal George Pell dominates this month’s episode, with Anna, Don, James and Gavin grappling with the complexities of the case and a range of emotions. The show also looks at the Vatican summit on ...

Duration:01:17:14

Station XV: Episode 135 — Expectation, Celebration, Protestation and Cooperation

2/16/2019
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With the presidents of bishops conferences from across the world descending on the Vatican next week, the panel looks at the upcoming child protection summit and what we might expect. Pope Francis has returned for the summit after spending five ...

Duration:00:43:36

Station XV: Episode 134 — Security, Celibacy, Identity and Charity

1/15/2019
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The Church in the United States, New Zealand and Germany is grappling with a number of big issues, with the southern US border and the impending New Zealand Royal Commission into child sexual abuse headlining this month’s show. The German ...

Duration:01:04:12

Station XV: Episode 133 — Christ, Christmas; Jesus, Justice

12/16/2018
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In our December episode, there’s a little Christmas spirit, but there’s a little bit of the Grinch as well. In New Zealand, new research has found that churches — Catholic and Protestant — aren’t all that popular, but Jesus remains ...

Duration:00:54:04

Station XV: Episode 132 — Investigation, Implementation, Immigration and Invocation

11/15/2018
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After lobbying from the Catholic Church and others, the New Zealand Government’s inquiry into child sexual abuse in institutions will include faith-based organisations. In the US, the Bishops have delayed implementing new abuse protocols after the Vatican asked them to ...

Duration:00:48:54

Station XV: Episode 131 — Convention, Confession, Confusion and Consternation

9/15/2018
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It’s a fairly heavy — and sombre — episode of The 15th Station this month, as Anna, James and Gavin survey the fairly challenging landscape for Catholics in most parts of the world, as the sexual abuse crisis continues to ...

Duration:00:50:07

Station XV: Episode 130 — Abolition, Resignation, Sanctification, Vocation and CELEBRATION!!

8/15/2018
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There are many serious topics on this month’s agenda, but the episode starts with a celebration of 11 years of The 15th Station. The reminiscing gives way to the important discussion of a change to the Church’s official teaching on ...

Duration:00:54:41

Station XV: Episode 129 — Confession, Concession, Courts and Confusion

7/15/2018
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The Catholic Church in New Zealand and Australia is under pressure to change the way it approaches the seal of Confession, with governments in both countries wondering if removing the seal would stem child sexual abuse. Bishops in both countries ...

Duration:00:53:23

Station XV: Episode 128 — Conviction, Courage, Communion and Commando (priest)

6/15/2018
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The conviction of an Australian archbishop of failing to disclose child sexual abuse leads this month’s show, with Anna, James and Gavin seeking to navigate the complex case of Archbishop Philip Wilson. In New Zealand, in Rome and in South ...

Duration:00:44:57

Station XV: Episode 127 — Crosiers, Cardinal, Criticism and Climate

5/15/2018
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There’s more cause for celebration in New Zealand, with a second bishop ordained in quick succession. Bishop Michael Dooley is a local boy who has swapped his farmer’s crook for a bishop’s crosier. Across the Tasman in Australia, Cardinal George ...

Duration:00:42:31

Station XV: Episode 126 — Exhortation, Examination, Information and Profanation

4/17/2018
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Pope Francis has issued his third apostolic exhortation, calling on people to consider how they can lead a life of holiness under the title of (in English) “Rejoice and Be Glad”. There’s not much rejoicing in New Zealand, as child ...

Duration:00:46:03

Station XV: Episode 125 — Two Bishops, One Pope, 1,900 Young People and a Persecuted Minority

3/16/2018
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The Catholic Church in New Zealand — especially on its South Island — is celebrating the ordination of one bishop and the appointment of another. Considering there are only two bishops there, that’s a big deal. The five-year anniversary of ...

Duration:00:43:57

Station XV: Episode 124 — Criticism, Canada, Christchurch and Chile

2/15/2018
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As the euthanasia debate heats up in New Zealand, so has criticism of some of the advocacy, including material found in a Catholic cathedral. In Canada, people of faith have much to be critical about in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ...

Duration:00:53:32