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Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
October 9, 2015
Kidney Donors and Faith Communities
“What are the ethics and morals of Jews giving kidneys to anybody, as long as that recipient is Jewish?” asks writer Paul Berger, who works for the national Jewish newspaper Forward.
October 9, 2015
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Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
October 2, 2015
Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis; Jerusalem Youth Chorus
The pope has returned to Rome, but his words and actions are still being debated; and young Israeli-Palestinian singers of the Jerusalem International YMCA believe in “transcending conflict through song."
October 2, 2015
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Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis
October 2, 2015
Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis
"The pope looks at the world in a different way. He looks at the world, he looks at economics, he looks at the environment, politics from the bottom up, from the outside in, and those aren't Washington's priorities or Washington's ways. So we've had an alternative vision and a great example, and my ...
October 2, 2015
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Jerusalem Youth Chorus
October 2, 2015
Jerusalem Youth Chorus
"Jerusalem is a place historically if there is something different about us, let’s fight about it. That’s basically the vibe. And so we and the chorus are trying to create an alternate reality," says conductor Micah Hendler. He founded the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, an ensemble of Israeli and ...
October 2, 2015
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Impact of Pope’s U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
September 25, 2015
Impact of Pope’s U.S. Visit; Pope Francis and Family Issues
Pope Francis energized American Catholics and others with his message of peace, compassion, justice, and human dignity; and some Catholics hope that the Church under Pope Francis will be open to reform on divorce, contraceptives, and marriage
September 25, 2015
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Impact of Pope’s U.S. Visit
September 25, 2015
Impact of Pope’s U.S. Visit
American Catholics, says Rev. Thomas Reese of National Catholic Reporter, live out their faith in the local parish, and "they want to meet somebody like Pope Francis. And if the clergy and the bishops and the people aren’t like Pope Francis, or namely like Jesus, more welcoming, ...
September 25, 2015
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Susan Ross Extended Interview
September 25, 2015
Susan Ross Extended Interview
The Roman Catholic Church’s understanding of the permanent nature of marriage “is really meant to be a countercultural position,” says Professor Susan Ross of Loyola University Chicago’s theology department. “The Church’s challenge is to find a way to hold marriage as this sacred bond, ...
September 25, 2015
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Father James Halstead Extended Interview
September 25, 2015
Father James Halstead Extended Interview

“The American post-Enlightenment contractual idea of marriage—that is, marriage is what we decide it is—is an incredibly powerful idea that haunts the minds of American Catholics…The under-65 crowd is much more into contractual understandings of marriage than covenantal understandings of … More

September 25, 2015
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Pope Francis in the U.S.; America’s Journey for Justice
September 18, 2015
Pope Francis in the U.S.; America’s Journey for Justice
Excitement builds for American Catholics ahead of the pope's arrival Tuesday for five busy days in Washington, New York and Philadelphia; and a coalition of demonstrators organized by the NAACP march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC to call for an end to discrimination and economic inequality.
September 18, 2015
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Pope Francis in the U.S.
September 18, 2015
Pope Francis in the U.S.
Pope Francis arrives in the US on Tuesday, September 22nd, for five busy days in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia. Managing editor Kim Lawton asks American Catholics about the beliefs that shape the Pope's view of the world, and Stephen Schneck and Tom Roberts joins host Bob Abernethy in the ...
September 18, 2015
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America’s Journey for Justice
September 18, 2015
America’s Journey for Justice
"We are trying to convey to the folks that the right to vote is a civic sacrament, and the voting booth is in fact the altar of our democracy. And for us to allow voter disenfranchisement and suppression to go on is a desecration of both," says NAACP president Cornell Brooks, who led the America's ...
September 18, 2015
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Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ears; New Jewish Prayer Book
September 11, 2015
Religious Freedom Versus Rule of Law; Battle Over Bears Ears; New Jewish Prayer Book
The case of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and same-sex marriage has raised questions about the limits of religious freedom; residents in San Juan County, Utah are fighting a proposal to create a national monument that protects Native American land; and Jews in the Reform movement begin using a new ...
September 11, 2015
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