Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith


Strangers No More: the Catholic position on Immigration Reform

Listen to the Sept. 17, 2013, episode featuring popular Passionist retreat leader Fr. John Baptist Pesce as he shares the benefit of his research into immigration reform, advocated by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Fr-John-with-dove_smallFr-John-at-bfastFr-John-in-studiocop-carBlue lights in my rear-view mirror while driving Fr. John home! What can I say? He gets me going!

Introducing our new partner! The University of Connecticut’s WHUS-FM will be rebroadcasting “Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith,” every other Monday at 1 p.m., after Democracy Now. Go Huskies!


IN CASE YOU’LL BE IN THE AREA: Our next guest, writer Sergio Troncoso, will be at the Harvard Coop on Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, as part of a panel of Harvard authors discussing writing and the business of writing. Go to http://www.sergiotroncoso for more about Sergio and his work.


Seen at the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E) in W. Springfield, MA, on Sunday: Bishop of Springfield Timothy McDonnell saying an outdoor Mass:

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Wonder if the bishop indulged in one of the fair’s sinful cream puffs after Mass!


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We wrap up our first year with a special guest

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Jamie MansonAs we conclude our first year of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, Jamie Manson, columnist and books editor for The National Catholic Reporter, continues our exploration of Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference after World Youth Day in Brazil, particularly his comments about the Church’s need of “a theology of women.” Also, we ask Jamie her view: Should we hold out any hope for substantive change under this pontiff?