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James Carroll on Pope Francis

Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Yorker contributing writer James Carroll discuses Pope Francis, and whether his recent statements about gays, women, capitalism and more might indicate a new direction for the Catholic Church.

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A First Conversation with the Cardinal

Thursday, February 16, 2012

He may not officially have the title yet, but that didn’t stop Sirius XM radio’s Catholic Channel from airing its first episode of A Conversation with Cardinal Dolan on Thursday. New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan will be elevated to the office of cardinal on Saturday in Rome.


The Takeaway

Kateri Tekakwitha To Become First Native American Saint

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian who was born in upstate New York in 1656, has been approved for sainthood by the Catholic church. She embraced Catholicism after smallpox left her disfigured and partially blinded. Eventually, she left her tribe to join a mission in Canada. With her canonization, she'll become the first Native American saint. But given the Church's history of violence and oppression against Native Americans, this isn't necessarily news to celebrate.

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