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James Carroll Extended Interview
May 13, 2011
James Carroll Extended Interview
Violence in Jerusalem is no surprise, says author James Carroll, “because that’s the human story. The great thing about Jerusalem is it’s a place where the human story gets transcended.”
May 13, 2011
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Newt Gingrich: “The Constant Pressure of Secularism”
May 11, 2011
Newt Gingrich: “The Constant Pressure of Secularism”
Watch excerpts from a speech where Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich discusses his 2009 conversion to Catholicism and his concerns about rising secularism in America.
May 11, 2011
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The Death of Osama Bin Laden
May 6, 2011
The Death of Osama Bin Laden
Watch our discussion of ethical questions raised by the killing of Osama Bin Laden, as well as religious responses to his death and its impact on US relations with the Muslim world.
May 6, 2011
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Brother Paul
May 6, 2011
Brother Paul
Brother Paul Quenon, who was inspired to write by his mentor Thomas Merton, says “the purpose of the monastic life in the modern world is to show that we don’t need a purpose. The purpose of life is life.”
May 6, 2011
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Holy Relics
May 6, 2011
Holy Relics
Praying with the relics of a saint, says Walters Art Museum curator Martina Bagnoli, was “a kind of way of channeling your prayer to heaven.”
May 6, 2011
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David Cortright: Killing Bin Laden
May 3, 2011
David Cortright: Killing Bin Laden
Watch excerpts from our conversation with the director of policy studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on some of the ethical and moral issues at stake in the US raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden.
May 3, 2011
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Path to Sainthood
April 29, 2011
Path to Sainthood
The Catholic Church’s complex system for declaring someone a saint has evolved since the thirteenth century.
April 29, 2011
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The Saints: “Flesh and Blood Human Beings”
April 29, 2011
The Saints: “Flesh and Blood Human Beings”
Watch more about the deeply personal roles saints can play for individual Catholics.
April 29, 2011
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Sainthood Process: Thousands of Pages
April 29, 2011
Sainthood Process: Thousands of Pages
Watch more about the documentation that must be gathered before someone can be proclaimed a saint.
April 29, 2011
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Holocaust Remembrance
April 29, 2011
Holocaust Remembrance
“In that courtroom in Jerusalem 50 years ago, people heard the voices of those victims in a way that they hadn’t heard them before,” says Deborah Lipstadt, professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University and the author of “The Eichmann Trial.”
April 29, 2011
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Prison Yoga
April 29, 2011
Prison Yoga
At the central jail in Bhopal, India, the prison superintendent says a yoga program calms the jail’s atmosphere and speeds the release of inmates.
April 29, 2011
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Lifta
April 22, 2011
Lifta
“We are Jews. We don’t have to save the Palestinian heritage,” says Itzik Shweky of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites.
April 22, 2011
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