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By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.
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.
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?
Monday, February 11, 2013
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he was as startled as the rest of the world about Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he will resign later this month due to failing health.
Share: What characteristics would you look for in a new Pope? Tweet @WNYC or let us know in the comments
Monday, December 24, 2012
By Fred Plotkin
This glorious city, capital of the nation that gave birth to opera, has long been considered second-tier musically when compared to Milan, Venice and Naples. All of a sudden, though, that has changed.
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?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
On Ash Wednesday, how are you observing Lent this year? in light of "Vatileaks" and the contraceptive services controversy, does politics affect your religious practice? Paul Moses, former Newsday city editor and senior religion writer, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and the author of The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace, comes in to discuss.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Two American advocacy groups representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, asking it to investigate Pope Benedict and three other top Vatican officials for covering up the rape and sexual assault of children by priests. It is unclear whether the ICC has jurisdiction over this case. The ICC investigates war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide committed after July 1, 2002, when it was established. The Vatican, like the United States, have not ratified the Rome Statute that created the court, meaning the ICC has no jurisdiction there.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Rome is teeming with Catholic tourists this weekend, who have arrived to witness the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II. The beatification is the third of four steps of sainthood — and John Paul II is on the fast track. Pope Benedict XVI vowed to make his friend and mentor a saint and will celebrate the Beatification Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, sooner than any other blessed person before him. But the decision to rush beatify John Paul II has not been met without controversy.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A newly disclosed Vatican document reveals that officials instructed Ireland’s bishops not to report all suspected child abuse cases to the police. David Clohessy, director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says that the 1997 letter undermines persistent Vatican claims that Rome never instructed bishops to withhold evidence. Joe Rigert is a journalist and author of "An Irish Tragedy: How Sex Abuse by Irish Priests Helped Cripple the Catholic Church," and puts this new development in context.
TN Moving Stories: LA to Slash Bus Lines, and Toronto Councilors Tell Mayor Ford: Not So Fast--WE Have Final Say on Transit City
Thursday, December 02, 2010
By Kate Hinds
Toronto's councilors to Mayor Ford: not so fast--we have final say on Transit City plan. (Globe and Mail)
Did Houston voters violate the constitution by voting against red light cameras? A judge will hear arguments on Friday. (KUHF)
GM's new crash-test dummies could be smarter than us: they transmit and receive data 10,000 times a second. And they do it from GM's excellently-named Anthropomorphic Test Device lab. (Smart Planet)
Recyclable subway cars: coming soon to a Warsaw Metro station near you. (Good)
Strasbourg's transit system makes the Transport Politic wonder: "Are U.S. cities building their light rail lines in an inappropriate fashion, or is there something inherently different about American tastes that make similar investments less effective this side of the Atlantic?"
The Vatican is looking for a new Popemobile -- preferably one that's electric. (Marketplace)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010