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This week’s guest is Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, a contributing writer for America and professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her latest piece for America is titled: “A 3-question examination of conscience on immigration that all Catholics need to do.”

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This week’s guest is Dr. Christauria Welland. Dr. Welland is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, and the founder of Pax in Familia, an organization dedicated to improving pastoral responses to violence in Catholic families. She recently wrote an article for America in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness month: “Caring for the most vulnerable: undocumented women in abusive relationships.”

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This week’s guest is Andrew Lenoir, a Quaker-raised, New York-based writer, historian, and speechwriter. He joins the show to discuss latest for America: ”What would Thomas Merton make of Trump, climate change and Twitter?”

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This week’s guest is Dr. Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo, an assistant professor of political science at Texas State University in San Marcos, Tex. She joins the show to discuss her latest article for America“I’m a Conservative Latina. Is there a place for me in Trump’s Republican Party after Charlottesville?” In her piece, Dr. Menchaca-Bagnulo explores the tensions of being a person of color in an Republican Party. “On the right there’s always been a tendency to have significant problems with race and with racial identity,” she says. Dr. Menchaca-Bagnulo argues this long-running problem is now a crisis for the conservative movement and the Republican Party.

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Our guest this week is Kaya Oakes, author of The Nones are Alright: A New Generation of Believers, Seekers, and Those in Between and a contributing writer to America. Ms. Oakes wrote “Sex abuse happens across denominations. Here's how one Protestant minister is helping people heal.” in the Oct. 2 issue of America.

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Our guest this week is Kerry Alys Robinson, global ambassador of Leadership Roundtable and author of Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and A Spiritual Call to Service. She recently wrote an article, “Why Catholics are called to radical hospitality in these political times” for America.

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This week's guest is Rachel Lu, a philosophy professor and freelance writer for The Federalist and Crisis Magazine among other publications. She recently wrote an article for America called “Can Catholic social teaching help solve the labor crisis?”

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This week’s guest is David Dark, author of “Life’s too short to pretend you’re not religious.” He is the author of our recent article “Why does U2 irk so many people? A look at their struggle for pop hits and social justice.”

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This week’s guest is Sonja Livingston, the author of Ghostbread and a recent Americaarticle: How Cajun country, an old ambulance and 1,200 frog legs led me back to the confessional.”

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This week Jim McDermott, S.J., joins Tim Reidy, Kerry Weber and Zac Davis in conversation about how to respond to moral crises in Charlottesville and beyond.

“Charlottesville is another moment when… there is so much surprising stuff happening, and it creates such a strong response that it becomes difficult to parse…. Outrage is like a fire—once it starts it burns everywhere.”

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