Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Public Service and “Pink Smoke” – U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and film producer Jules Hart

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On the Nov. 20th episode of Reasonably Catholic, we hear from U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro and Jules Hart, producer of the film, Pink Smoke Over the Vatican.

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro

Jules Hart

Jules Hart

Watch the Pink Smoke over the Vatican trailer:

Visit the Pink Smoke Over the Vatican website.

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Hurricane Sandy update:

Staten Island, NY, continues to struggle to recover from the storm. Rev. Gabriella Velardi Ward, a resident of the borough and pastor of St. Praxedis Parish in Manhattan, invites anyone who is able to help to go to

Gabriella writes:
“There are still people living in high rise buildings who are still without power. So they cannot get out. The disabled and the elderly who cannot get out are running out of medication in addition to many other things. Some people ran out of their homes during the hurricane and are without their medication. So, there are still many needs that one might not realize at first.

“One of the Occupy groups set up a Marriage Registry at for tools and rebuilding equipment.

“There are currently 200 to 300 houses in S.I. that have been condemned and will be demolished. Insurance companies and FEMA is arguing about that. There was a homeless problem here in NYC  before the hurricane struck. Now with the newly homeless the shelters are overburdened. And I don’t know if there are plans for long term housing.

“And people are beginning to get sick from a toxic environment, air, land and water.”

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Coming soon!

The next episode, on Dec. 4, will feature a special pledge-drive-week interview with pioneering feminist Catholic theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether. Donate to WESU during the drive and receive an autographed book of Ruether’s. Other pledge gifts: music CDs from Holy Family Passionist Retreat House in West Hartford and a three-issue subscription to the progressive newspaper Today’s American Catholic. Help support the station that brings you programming you’ll hear nowhere else.

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