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You'd better watch where you walk the next time you visit the Vatican

Monday, September 01, 2014

The Vatican is dense with art and history — every arch, piece of art and ceiling has a story to tell. But so do the floors, which are easy to miss. Whether paved with marble from the Coliseum or sporting mosaics from ancient villas, the floors of the Vatican have much to tell.

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On The Media

Catholic Whistleblowers

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.

Beacon - Late November

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Features

Catholic Conversations: Educators on What's Needed Now from the New Pope

Friday, March 15, 2013

WNYC

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.

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The Takeaway

When Will We Have a Female Pope?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Catholic Church has finally elected its first pope from the Americas. But could you ever imagine a female pope? Or even women members in the conclave that chooses the pope?

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WNYC News

Latin American New Yorkers Celebrate Argentine Pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona, Queens, celebrated mass on Monday evening, just hours after the new Pope Francis was announced.

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Features

Catholic Conversations: Priests on the Papacy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

WNYC

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.

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WNYC News

Catholic Conversations: The Young Faithful on the Papacy

Saturday, February 23, 2013

WNYC

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?

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The Takeaway

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Thursday, November 15, 2012

In recent years, the Catholic Church has faced countless accusations of child abuse, cover ups and institutional secrets. The cases number in the thousands. And all of them are horrific. But one of the most shocking took place in Milwaulkee. It involved a priest named Father Murphy and 200 deaf children in his care. Alex Gibney delves into Father Murphy’s history of abuse, and the church’s decision to cover it up, in his new documentary, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”

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Selected Shorts

Listen Up!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Strong needs are met—and not met—in a diverse trio of tales.

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The Takeaway

Pope Confronts Abuse Issue In Remarks to Reporters

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.

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The Takeaway

On Good Friday, Catholics Reflect on Forgiveness, Accountability and Blame

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.

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WQXR News

Vatican Denounces Media's 'Smear Campaign'

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The BBC reports that the Vatican called the attacks "ignoble" and that there is no cover up.

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The Takeaway

Church Sexual Abuse Cases Rock Europe; One Lands In Indiana

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.

 

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The Takeaway

First Take: Black Market for Antidepressants, Iraq Seven Years After the Invasion, the History of the Battery

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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.

 

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