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Catholic Conversations: Homosexuality & the Faith

Friday, March 22, 2013

"As long as there's that level of fear of female power and a degradation of gay and lesbian families and transgender people I'm still not ready to see this Pope as a moral guide for me." - Jamie Manson.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Budget Battles; Leaving Catholicism; Obama's Israel Trip; Franken-Critters

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hear the latest on the budget battles in Washington. Plus: Guardian columnist Emma Gilbey Keller on leaving Catholicism; why the SEIU supports the new New York gun law; Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi on the U.S. role in the Middle East; and new biotech beasts.

WNYC News

Catholic Church’s Challenges Reflected in City’s Diverse Parishes

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The New York City area is home to about 4 million Catholics, and each church that serves this population has its own challenges and needs. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin check in on a left-of-center church uptown, and one in Sunset Park offering services in four languages.

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The Takeaway

For New Pope, a Complex Association with Argentina's Dirty War

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Catholic Church, including Pope Francis (then known as Jorge Bergolio), may have been complicit in the crimes perpetrated by the Argentina's military regime, which ruled from 1976-1983.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mea Maxima Culpa: Abuse and the Catholic Church

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa,” which exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up of child abuse.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Catholic School Closings

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lisa Fleisher, reporter for the Wall Street Journal Greater New York, talks about the Archdiocese’s plans to close another 24 schools at the end of this term.

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Obama, Romney Serve Up One-Liners at Smith Dinner

Friday, October 19, 2012

WNYC

The white-tie event raises money for the epomonyous foundation which provides grants to Catholic healthcare programs in the New York area, while bringing out heavy-weights in New York City politics, business and media to watch the candidates take turns roasting each other.

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WNYC News

Presidential Candidates Meet Again at Alfred Smith Dinner

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just two days after going toe-to-toe, President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney will be back on stage in New York — this time at the annual Al Smith dinner Thursday night at the Waldorf Astoria.

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On Being

Fr. Alberto Ambrosio and Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis — Spiritual Boundaries in Modern Turkey

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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[Unedited] Fr. Alberto Ambrosio with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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[Unedited] Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis with Trent Gilliss

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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It's A Free Country ®

Anna in the Swing States: Iowa's Political Migrations

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winning this state in 2012 will come down to which campaign can woo Iowa’s ticket-splitting rural voters and swing Catholic voters, while establishing a edge in the politically diversifying cities.

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The Takeaway

Pope Visits Cuba

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba today after a three-day visit to Mexico. It’s his first time visiting both countries. During his visit to the island nation, the Pope says he hopes to build on the dialogue and cooperation ushered in by his predecessor, John Paul II — whose visit in 1998 was considered groundbreaking. How do locals feel about the current Pope’s visit? And what, exactly, is the Pope’s desired outcome of the visit? Sarah Rainsford, Havana correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us from Cuba.

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The Takeaway

Contraception Coverage Draws Criticism from Catholic Bishops

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken issue with the Obama administration's healthcare bill, which requires all university and hospital insurance plans to cover contraception. Archbishop Timothy Dolan wrote in a Wall Street Journal editorial that this provision infringes on personal freedoms, "coercing religious ministries and citizens to pay directly for actions that violate their teaching." However, two new recently released polls reveal that American Catholics are more supportive of contraception coverage in employer-provided insurance than non-Catholics.

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Features

Pennsylvania Catholic Group Protests Wojnarowicz Film outside Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On Sunday, some three dozen people protested the Brooklyn Museum's inclusion of David Wojnarowicz's film "A Fire in My Belly" in the museum's new show Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.

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On Being

Wangari Maathai — Planting the Future [remix]

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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[Unedited] Wangari Maathai with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Catholics and the GOP

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stephen F. Schneck, Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America, talks about the critical letter to Speaker Boehner which he and other Catholic academics signed, and other reactions from Catholics to the GOP budget.

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Guy Consolmagno and George Coyne — Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God [remix]

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Four Jesuits in history have had asteroids named after them. Our guests are the two living astronomers with that distinction. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father George Coyne study the composition of meteorites and the life and death of stars. They share t

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