Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

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Click below to listen to the March 19 episode:

Three expert Vatican watchers weigh in on the future under our new pope:

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Hofstra Prof. Phyllis Zagano, an expert in the history of women deacons, believes women may make some gains under our new pope.

She will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at St. Joseph College on Long Island on “Women in Ministry,” as part of the college’s Institute for the Study of Religion in Community Life’s “Vatican II — 50 Years Later” lecture series. For information, call 631-687-1496 or email S. Suzanne Franck at sfranck@sjcny.edu.

Prof. Mark Silk, director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for Religion and Public Life at Trinity College, talking about public reaction to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ objections to the Obama administration’s Affordable Health Care Act: “Most Americans don’t buy this as a threat to freedom of religion.”

Prof. Mark Silk, director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for Religion and Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, wonders:
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Macchiavellian attempt by the cardinals to convince Catholics that the institution so reflects his simplicity and humility, that we should turn a blind eye to its doing business as usual? Find that column and more on Mark Silk’s blog, Spiritual Politics, at http://marksilk.religionnews.com/
MattSchmalz_for_blogCollege of the Holy Cross Prof. Mat Schmalz hopes Francis’s papacy will bring together Franciscan and Jesuit approaches to spirituality.
The full text of Pope Francis’s inaugural homily:

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