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Interview with Peter Steinfels
April 12, 2002
Interview with Peter Steinfels
In COMMONWEAL Magazine, an independent Catholic journal, writer and scholar Peter Steinfels, a Catholic, takes a thoughtful look at the crisis in the Church and calls for changes to overcome it. Steinfels also writes the “Belief” column for THE NEW YORK TIMES. Watch his interview with ...
April 12, 2002
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Celibacy in the Priesthood
April 12, 2002
Celibacy in the Priesthood
As American Catholics have reeled from the disclosures of past sexual abuses by priests, and evidence they were covered up, one of the questions raised has concerned priestly celibacy — abstinence from sex. Was that requirement a cause of the abuses? Is it necessary for dedicated ministry? ...
April 12, 2002
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Teen Girls and Sex
April 12, 2002
Teen Girls and Sex
A special report on the sexual pressures on pre-teenage girls. Parents, social critics, and many young girls themselves deplore it, but sex sells, so advertisers and entertainers use it to attract audiences.
April 12, 2002
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Gay Priests
April 5, 2002
Gay Priests
The scandals in the Catholic church have prompted wide-ranging questions about sexual orientation and practice. Experts insist that pedophilia has no connection to homosexuality, but the crisis has renewed attention to the issue of gays in the priesthood.
April 5, 2002
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Mattie and Jeni Stepanek
March 29, 2002
Mattie and Jeni Stepanek
Mattie Stepanek is the brilliant, wheelchair-bound Maryland boy with muscular dystrophy who has become a best-selling inspirational poet. Both he and his mother, Jeni Stepanek, suffer from rare but different forms of the disease. Exactly one year ago, Mattie almost died. But -- strongly supported by ...
March 29, 2002
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The Passover Haggadah
March 22, 2002
The Passover Haggadah
"The freedom that is so important in the Passover story, in the Haggadah, is something that doesn’t belong to a specific time period 3,000 years ago...There’s a fresh message available to be garnered from the Passover story no matter when or who is looking at it," says David Wachtel of the ...
March 22, 2002
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Stations of the Cross
March 22, 2002
Stations of the Cross
During Holy Week, Western Christians remember Jesus' crucifixion, and the days leading up to it. One of the most moving observances, especially for Catholics, is walking the 14 Stations of the Cross, each one representing an event as Jesus carried his cross to Calvary, where he was put to death.
March 22, 2002
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2002 Templeton Prize Winner: John Polkinghorne
March 15, 2002
2002 Templeton Prize Winner: John Polkinghorne
The John Templeton Foundation's Templeton Prize honors any living individual, regardless of profession or background, who has made significant strides in the study of science and religion. In 2002, distinguished mathematical physicist and Anglican priest John Polkinghorne was the recipient of the prize, nearly a million dollars, that he contributed towards further spiritual research and work.
March 15, 2002
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Diana Eck
March 8, 2002
Diana Eck
“In simple terms, we have become the most religiously diverse nation on earth,” says Diana Eck, professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University.
March 8, 2002
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Exploring Religious America, Part Two: American Protestants
March 3, 2002
Exploring Religious America, Part Two: American Protestants
Part two of a five-part series exploring religious America: Today, just over half of all Americans are Protestants, worshipping in 300,000 congregations, in many hundreds of denominations — and, often, apart from any denomination. Part two reports on the experiences of being a mainline Protestant, ...
March 3, 2002
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Business Ethics
February 8, 2002
Business Ethics
R & E discusses the fallout from Enron’ bankruptcy with Jim Wallis of Sojourners magazine, Larry Zicklin of the brokerage firm Neuberger Berman and New York University, and Kirk Hanson of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
February 8, 2002
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Tibetan New Year
February 8, 2002
Tibetan New Year
For Tibetan Buddhists, the new year is celebrated with dancing, and R & E sat in as members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Washington, D.C. performed. Our guide was Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, who spoke of the power of negative and positive energy, and about the legends associated with snow ...
February 8, 2002
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