Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

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2014 Oct. 14 Crux: Boston Globe kicks off expanded Catholic coverage with a panel on Pope Francis | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Sept. 30 Making the world safe for thinking: Wes Prez defends the liberal arts | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Sept. 16 Freud in the void? Marking the 75th anniversary of the famous atheist’s death: a conversation with Wesleyan President and Freud expert Michael S. Roth | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Sept. 2 Battlefield angels: Civil War wounded on the North and South relied on the Daughters of Charity | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Aug. 19 40 years of Episcopal women priests | Download .mp3 file
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2014 July 29 Saved by Beauty: the life and work of Dorothy Day | Download .mp3 file
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2014 July 15 We reprise our immigration episode, with an update from expert Fr. John Baptist Pesce about the children – repeat, children – pouring across the border | Download .mp3 file
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2014 July 1 104 years old and still playing bingo every week? Dear God, let it happen to us. | Download .mp3 file
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2014 June 17 Donations cheerfully refused: Brake the Cycle of Poverty rides to raise awareness, not money | Download .mp3 file
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2014 June 3 Nun on the Bus Simone Campbell finds the silver lining in the Vatican’s censure of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious | Download .mp3 file
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2014 May 20 “Nothing new”: two more Catholic women are ordained. We attend the NYC Mass | Download .mp3 file
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2014 May 6 Feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether still displays the same fierce intellect that gave birth to nearly 50 books on progressive themes touching the church, the global economy, and the environment, but saves her harshest criticism for Catholic bishops who “have made a much stupider church.” The good news, she says, is that “the bishops don’t own this. We are the church.” | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Apr. 29 Are clergy nearer to God than thee? Voice of the Faithful takes on clericalism | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Apr. 15 Tax Day. Jesuit Fr. Fred Kammer, a lawyer, author, teacher and retreat director based at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he is the director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, explains Catholic social teaching on taxes and how US tax policy is too regressive and thus out of step with moral dictates dating back to ancient times which also have long been promulgated by the Catholic Church. | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Apr. 1 Our April Fools’ Day Catholic Joke Show: We kid because we love! | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Mar. 18 The new feature film Son of God has Commonweal critic Richard Alleva scratching his head over the filmmakers’ vision; also, Voice of the Faithful President Mark Mullaney believes the Francis papacy presents new opportunities to work with bishops on a raft of reforms. He presents the agenda for VOTS annual assembly in Hartford on April 5. Its theme: Turning Talk into Action. 
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2014 Mar. 4 Our Oscar post-game show. Richard Alleva, movie critic for the Catholic journal Commonweal, will look at the films through the lens of faith | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Feb. 18 Playwright Jacques Lamarre  went to Rome in 1990, intending to be a priest and discovered it was pretty much Provincetown on the Tiber. Ultimately, he couldn’t make that collar fit, but he’ll always have his memories of that “fun, subversive” year and a half. | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Feb. 4 Holiness: Saints, living and dead. Fr. Pat McCloskey, who revised Saint of the Day; Barbara Pivarnik, who walks the talk; and Fr. John Baptist Pesce, who is preparing a talk on holiness. | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Jan. 21 The wealth gap: An interview with U.S. Rep. John B. Larsen, D-CT, who has co-sponsored a resolution celebrating Pope Francis; an interview with Sarah Abbott of Resource Generation, which helps wealthy young people give away wealth in socially conscious way | Download .mp3 file
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2014 Jan. 7 A Reasonably Catholic year in review, featuring Pope Francis’ favorite music! Part II | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Dec. 31 A Reasonably Catholic year in review, featuring Pope Francis’ favorite music! Part I | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Dec. 17 Charles Camosy on animal rights and Brian Doyle with essays for “imperfect Catholics” | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Dec. 3 Inside the world of “RadTrads” with Tom Breen | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Nov. 19 Fr. Michael Whyte on lapsed Catholics | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Nov. 5 Christopher Hale of the Catholic Alliance on the papal survey | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Oct. 29 Interview with Fr. Hal Weidner | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Oct. 15 Interview with fiction writer and essayist Sergio Troncoso | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Oct. 1 Catholics react to Pope Francis’s remarks | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Sept. 17 The Catholic position on immigration | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Sept. 3 Jamie Manson continues our exploration of Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Aug. 20 Phyllis Zagano and Paul Lakeland analyze the comments of Pope Francis | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Aug. 6 Book discussion | Download .mp3 file
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2013 July 30 A chat with Fr. Helmut Schuller on his Call to Disobedience tour | Download .mp3 file
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2013 July 16 Part two of a series about being homosexual and Catholic | Download .mp3 file
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2013 July 2 Part one of a series about being homosexual and Catholic | Download .mp3 file
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2013 June 18 National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson on “The Church and Young Catholics” | Download .mp3 file
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2013 June 4 Why my neighbors left the Church; the latest Catholic news; and a farewell to Father Andrew Greeley | Download .mp3 file
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2013 May 21 Mouthy women of the New Testament | Download .mp3 file
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2013 May 7 Being Catholic at Wesleyan | Download .mp3 file
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2013 April 30 Married priests | Download .mp3 file
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2013 April 16 Audio tour of the Caravaggio exhibition | Download .mp3 file
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2013 April 2 Fr. John Baptist Pesce | Download .mp3 file
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2013 March 19 Now that the pope is officially inaugurated, what’s going to happen? | Download .mp3 file
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2013 March 5 Religious intolerance | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Feb. 19 The pope’s resignation | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Feb. 5 Are You Dense? with Dr. Nancy Cappello | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Jan. 29 Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti and the second inauguration of President Barack Obama | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Jan. 15 Book discussion | Download .mp3 file
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2013 Jan. 1 Guest: Rev. Gabriella Velardi Ward | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Dec. 18 Guest: Fr. John Baptist Pesce | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Dec. 4 Guest: Mark Silk, Director of the Center for Religion in Public Life at Trinity College | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Nov. 20 Guests: U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro and Jules Hart, producer of Pink Smoke Over the Vatican | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Nov. 6 Election Day special with guests Prof. John Finn of Wesleyan University and Prof. Mark Silk of Trinity College | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Oct. 30 Guest: Photojournalist Judith Levitt | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Oct. 16 Voice of the Faithful | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Oct. 2 Guests: Denise Stankovics, editor of Today’s American Catholic, and Chris Allen-Doucot of the Hartford Catholic Worker | Download .mp3 file
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2012 Sept. 18 Guest: Fr. John Baptist Pesce | Download .mp3 file
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