Pope Francis

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Do You React to the Pope's New Tone?

Monday, September 23, 2013

An interview with Pope Francis published last week revealed that his belief that the church "sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small minded rules." Catholics, what did you hear in church about Pope Francis's remarks last week about sexual morality?


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Gabfest Radio

The Ms. Mouse Runs a Small Architectural Shop Edition

Saturday, September 21, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss why the massacre at Washington's Navy Yard hasn't prompted serious discussion of gun control laws. They also wonder whether Pope Francis' comment that the Catholic Church spends too much energy opposing abortion and homosexuality signals a new direction for the Vatican.

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The New Pope's Style

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rocco Palmo, writer and church analyst, talks about Pope Francis' recent trip to Brazil, his comments on gay priests and his more relaxed style.

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What the First Latino Pope Means

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, assistant professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount and James Martin SJ, a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America Magazine, and author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everythingand Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, discuss what Pope Francis' selection means for Hispanic identity and the future of Catholicism in Latin America. 

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

Friday, March 15, 2013


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.


The Brian Lehrer Show

A New Pope

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Peter Steinfels, co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University and author of A People Adrift : The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America, talks about the election of Pope Francis, and the significance of having a Jesuit pope. Plus: he takes your phone calls.


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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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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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