Monday, September 01, 2014
Friday, May 24, 2013
This week a group of Catholic nuns and priests joined forces to form Catholic Whistleblowers; their goal is to hold the church accountable for the ongoing child sex abuse scandal. Most of the founding members have themselves blown the whistle about abuse in the church. Brooke visits one of them, Sister Sally Butler, to talk about the role of truth-telling, transparency and honor among the faithful.
Friday, March 15, 2013
By Amy Eddings
Outreach to immigrants, especially Latinos, is a key part of the recent three-year strategic plans issued by the struggling Catholic school systems in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. This week, WNYC's Amy Eddings hears from two superintendents of these schools, as our Catholic Conversations continue.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona, Queens, celebrated mass on Monday evening, just hours after the new Pope Francis was announced.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
By Amy Eddings
WNYC's Amy Eddings is hosting conversations with Catholics to find out what anxieties, concerns and hopes they have during this time of transition. We're hearing this week from two priests, both from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Should the next pope spend his energies reaching new audiences? Or should he turn inward and address the divisions within his own flock, divisions for American Catholics that include gender equity, contraceptives, assisted reproductive technology and same-sex marriage?
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Talking to reporters Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI had strong words about the abuse scandals that have plagued the church, saying, “sins inside the church” threatened Catholicism, and that “forgiveness does not substitute justice.” The notion that penance is different from justice is significant as the church sees a clash between those who want to protect priests those who are fighting for more transparency.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Today is Good Friday. Christians believe that on this day, Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. This Easter Sunday Christians worldwide will celebrate Christ's resurrection. The Catholic Church may very well be hoping for a minor healing miracle of its own as a decades-old sex abuse scandal continues to plague church leaders in the U.S. and abroad.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hundreds of sexual abuse cases against Catholic priests have been surfacing in Ireland over the past weeks and the Pope said he will address the crisis in a repentance letter tomorrow.
But his efforts could be undermined by a scandal of his own. Last week, a senior church official said when the Pope was Archdiocese of Munich, he made “serious mistakes” in handling one specific priest accused of molesting boys back in the early 1980s.
First Take: Black Market for Antidepressants, Iraq Seven Years After the Invasion, the History of the Battery
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
By Jim Colgan
Jim here (the web editor), writing the newsletter on a day that only an Irishman should.
This morning’s news about the $76 million in prescription drugs that were stolen from an Eli Lily warehouse in Connecticut caught our attention for one main reason: Why were the thieves going after anti-depressants? The black market for painkillers might be a more obvious target, given the drugs' recreational use, but who knew illicit sales of Prozac and Zyprexa could drive this kind of heist? We’ll find out more about this on tomorrow’s show.
UPDATE: We booked the White House's drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske.