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The Takeaway

Report: Decades of Church Abuse in Twin Cities

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Earlier this month, Pope Francis begged victims of clerical sexual abuse for forgiveness and promised to hold bishops accountable for covering up the scandal. In recent weeks, a year-long investigation from Minnesota Public Radio revealed decades of abuse and cover-up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese. 

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The Takeaway

A Priest Takes a Stand on Sexism, and is Expelled by the Church

Friday, April 05, 2013

For hundreds of years, the Catholic Church’s policy has been to ordain men — and never women — as priests. Some call it tradition, but as Father Roy Bourgeois sees it, it’s plain and simple sexism.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Would Christianity Be Better Without Priests?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On the Brian Lehrer Show, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills talks about his book Why Priests and asks if Christianity would be better off without them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SOTU Preview; “The Invisible War”; Why Priests?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight. David Leonhardt, Washington editor for The New York Times, previews the speech and talks about his new book on deficits and economic growth. Plus: the Oscar documentary series continues with “The Invisible War”; Pulitzer prize-winning author Garry Wills on his new book about priests, and on the Pope’s resignation; and a closer look at U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

→ Watch and Live Chat Tonight: Join Brian, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and others during the State of the Union. Starts at 9.

On Being

John O'Donohue — The Inner Landscape of Beauty [remix]

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poet/philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articula

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On Being

[Unedited] John O'Donohue with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poet/philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articula

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The Takeaway

21 Priests on Leave Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has put 21 of its priests on administrative leave following allegations of sexual abuse or improper behavior with minors. This move follows a two-year investigation by a Philadelphia grand jury. "I know that for many people, their trust in the church has been shaken," said Cardinal Justin Rigali.

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WNYC News

Getting Some Old Time Religion on Two Wheels

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bikers from across the city cycled to The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine at 112th Street to get their bikes blessed by Father Thomas Miller today, in the sixth annual blessing of the bikes.

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WNYC News

His Excellency Faces NY Reporters

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Archbishop Dolan takes questions from NewYork reporters

Archbishop Dolan takes questions from NewYork reporters

Shortly before Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan was installed today at St. Patrick's Cathedral, he gave his first press conference. He was in great spirits, smiling and joking with ...

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