Friday, September 20, 2013
Pope Francis says that the Church has become "obsessed" with abortion, gay marriage, and contraception. Reverend James Bretzke, professor of Moral Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, describes the historical context of the Pope's remarks. Dr. Victoria Flemming, a Catholic from Illinois, is happy with the Pope's comments and sees this as a new direction for the Church.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, has long been considered one of the "good guys" of the Catholic Church. But new documents released this week by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee paint a different picture of Dolan, who formerly served as archbishop there. Laurie Godstein broke this story yesterday. She is the national religion correspondent for our partner The New York Times and she joins The Takeaway to discuss these recent revelations.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Twenty years after the publication of her book that inspired a movie, an opera and a play, Sister Helen Prejean, Roman Catholic nun, advocate for abolishing the death penalty, and author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty In The United States, talks about the decline in support for the death penalty and her work to end its use.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Catholic Church ought to be more welcoming to gays, even though he is unapologetic about the institution's opposition to same-sex marriage.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Catholic clergy and members of the community react to Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio taking leadership of the Catholic Church as Pope Francis.
Join the conversation: What does the selection of the new pope tell you about the future of the Catholic Church?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Today the papal conclave convenes in the Vatican to begin the process of electing the next pope. David Gibson of Religious News Service explains the politics behind the scenes. Plus: the city's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on reinventing NYC's payphones; WNYC's Beth Fertig on the impact of test prep on city high school admissions; the latest sequestration news; and the new novel from Mohsin Hamid.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
By Amy Eddings
As the Catholic Church begins the process of selecting its next leader, 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 nuns.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
This is one of the more straightforward elements in what's proving to be a complicated transition. And it has made has been complicated further by the resignation this week of the United Kingdom's most senior Catholic — Cardinal Keith O’Brien — for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior towards other priests.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Hundreds of Catholics packed the pews of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan for noon mass today on this Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Andrew Davis, Rome Bureau Chief for Bloomberg, joins to discuss the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will voluntarily step down at the end of the month.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Former Vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and Wall St. Journal columnist Alan Blinder discusses the financial meltdown and what lies ahead for our economic future. Alex Gibney on his latest documentary, how the Catholic Church has covered up sexual abuse. Edward Ball tells the true story of an unusual collaboration between the inventor of moving pictures who was a cold-blooded killer and the railroad tycoon Leland Stanford.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Families in Newtown seeking solace and trying to find a sense of normalcy kept up with their usual Sunday morning tradition of attending mass in the wake of Friday's mass shooting. But that peace was abruptly shattered as a bomb threat at a local church forced an evacuation.