The Brian Lehrer Show

Going to and Leaving the Catholic Church

Monday, March 18, 2013

Catholics, call in and tell us about yesterday's services. Was there a message yesterday about Pope Francis? Has the new Pope brought you closer to the Church, or pushed you away? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, or leave a comment below.

Plus: Emma Gilbey Keller, columnist for the Guardian, discusses why she decided that once Pope Benedict XVI abruptly resigned last month, it had come time leave Catholicism behind in favor of the Episcopal Church.


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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.


A Bishop And A Rabbi Walk Into a Boardroom...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Soon a new Pope will become spiritual leader to the world's Catholics. He'll also become administrator of a vast bureaucracy with hundreds of thousands of employees and vast real estate holdings. WNYC asked two NY religious leaders to reflect on the management challenges of leading a faith organization.

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