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Cardinal Egan Says This Is ‘The Latin American Moment’

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?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: The Next Pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

As the cardinals work to select the next pope, we ask: Does the next pope matter to your Catholic life?

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The Takeaway

Conclave Convenes as One Billion Catholics Wonder What's Next

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The world's 1.2 billion Catholics have a number of different visions for the future of the Church. Julie Davis, a graphic designer from Dallas and the author of the Happy Catholic blog, Brian Frawley, manager of the gift shop at Boston's Holy Cross Cathedral and Father Matthew Gamber, a priest and senior counselor at Jesuit High School in Tampa Bay, Florida, discuss their hopes for the future of the Church.

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Today's Takeaway | March 12, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Cardinals Gather in Rome to Elect New Pope

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cardinals have been gathering in Rome for their final day of talks ahead of the official conclave: the process of electing the next pope. Rachel Donadio, the Rome bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, is following the story.

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WNYC News

Poll: Catholic Church Hierarchy is Out of Touch

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

American Catholics feel the church’s hierarchy is out of touch with their needs and concerns, according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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What Do You Call a Pope After He Resigns?

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.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Alexander Stille and John Cassidy on Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, February 18, 2013

Alexander Stille and John Cassidy on Pope Benedict XVI

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The Takeaway

Will the Pope's Resignation Propel the Church into Modernity?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

As Pope Benedict XVI retires, will the church take a brave new step into the 21st century? Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost and longtime reporter on the Catholic Church, explains.

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The Takeaway

Crisis Management In The Vatican

Thursday, June 07, 2012

First there were sexual abuse cover ups. Then there was a string of private letters and documents published in Italian newspapers called "Vatileaks" suggesting trouble in Rome. Now the Catholic Church has condemned an influential group of American nuns for promoting radical feminist themes." How is the Church handling this worsening public relations disaster?

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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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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Sarkozy, Naoto Kan and the Pope

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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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

New Abuse Allegations Land Close to the Pope

Thursday, March 25, 2010

When Pope Benedict XVI was still Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he did not defrock a priest who allegedly molested as many as 200 deaf boys over the course of decades, according to records obtained by The New York Times

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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

New Developments in Decades Old Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Father Peter Hullerman, a German Catholic priest, was suspended Tuesday. He had been allowed to stay in a rectory to receive "therapy," after being accused of abusing an 11-year-old boy in 1980. The decision to finally suspend him came days after he returned from a camping trip with children.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: 'Midnight' Mass at 10 p.m., Listeners Sing

Thursday, December 24, 2009

  • Rome Takeout: The Pope will break tradition by holding Christmas Eve Mass two hours early, at 10 p.m. instead of midnight. We speak with David Willey, BBC Vatican correspondent, about why 82-year-old Pope Benedict might be making the change.
  • Listeners' Takeout: We hear listeners croon more of their favorite holiday music.

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The Takeaway

Pope Pius XII One Step Closer to Sainthood

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has signed a decree that shifts World War II-era Pope Pius XII one step closer to sainthood. But there are some in the Jewish community who say that Pius did little to stop the murder of some 6 million Jews by Germany's Nazi regime during his papacy, which began in 1939 and ended in 1958. Kenneth Woodward is a contributing editor for Newsweek. He covered religion for the magazine for nearly 40 years, and is the author of "Making Saints: How The Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes A Saint, Who Doesn't, And Why."

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The Takeaway

Tales of a Traveling First Family

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Obamas arrived back home this weekend after a two-week trip through Europe and Africa. Michelle Obama with her mom and two kids joined the president in Moscow, and from there went to Italy and Ghana. While the president's schedule was widely publicized, The Takeaway looks at what the rest of the family was up to. Lynn Sweet, who writes the column The Daily Flotus for Politics Daily and is Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, talks about what the first family did on the trip.

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