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    March 21, 2015  

    Last August, a 28-year-old former US soldier traveled to northern Iraq where he joined the Assyrian Christian militia Dyvekh Nawsha, a name that means “self-sacrifice” in Aramaic. It’s a privately funded group numbering in the hundreds under the command of the Kurdish peshmerga that is fighting ISIS in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Martin Himel reports. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2014   BY Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News 

    Catholic and other religious hospitals and universities have been arguing in federal court for much of the past two years that they shouldn’t have to offer or facilitate birth control as part of their employee health plans because it violates their religious beliefs. But what happens when the insurance company is itself Catholic? It turns out that Catholic health plans have for years been arranging for outside firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2013  

    On a flight home from a trip from Brazil, Pope Francis directly answered a range of questions from the press. To one question the pontiff responded: "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Judy Woodruff reports on what his comments suggest a shift in acceptance for gay Catholics. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2013  

    The pope’s remarks on gay Catholics may suggest a shift in acceptance, but not a change in church policy or teaching. Judy Woodruff talks to John Allen of The National Catholic Reporter, who has been covering the pontiff’s trip to Brazil, to discuss how Pope Francis has started to change the perception of the Catholic church. Continue reading

  • August 13, 2012  

    Rep. Paul Ryan is best known for ‘Path to Prosperity,’ a fiscal blueprint to overhaul Medicare and cut Medicaid. Gwen Ifill talks to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Robert Greenstein, Heritage Foundation’s Patrick Knudsen and Roll Call’s Steven Dennis on whether Ryan’s policy record will help or hurt the GOP ticket. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2012  

    Protesters have been out on the streets of Belfast in recent days in advance of Thursday’s annual parade honoring Protestant King William’s victory over his Catholic rival in 1690. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the ongoing religious tension — 14 years after Ireland’s sectarian conflict formally ended. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2012  

    A Philadelphia priest was jailed Friday for how he handled sexual abuse claims, marking the first U.S. church official to be convicted of such a crime. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Barbara Blaine of Those Abused by Priests, and Thomas Plante of Santa Clara University. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Church of Our Lady of Incarnation in Spain. Photo by SantiMB via Flickr Creative Commons. In the second part of her dispatch from Spain, former New York Times correspondent and friend of Making Sen$e, Ana Westley describes the privileges of … Continue reading

  • May 21, 2012  

    A group of Roman Catholic leaders and institutions sued the Obama administration over the federal mandate to provide birth control to employees, saying it violated religious freedom. Gwen Ifill and The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy discuss the lawsuit. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    A new Vatican report criticizes the largest group of U.S. Catholic nuns — the Leadership Conference of Women Religious — for promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Judy Woodruff discusses the charge with Christendom College’s Donna Bethell and Fordham University’s Jeannine Hill Fletcher. Continue reading

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