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Our May 16 guest is Dean Dettloff, America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies. We discuss his recent article, “Justin Trudeau’s ‘celebrity secularism’ and an examination of Canadian conscience.”

Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. 

We also discuss these articles:

My friend’s diagnosis of cystic fibrosis has powerfully influenced her life—and mine.

Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

Church in Texas issues IDs to help the undocumented navigate police encounters

Prayer, puppets and pleas for peace in Gaza

Pope Francis denounces spiral of violence in the Holy Land

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Our May 9 guest is James Martin, S.J. editor-at-large at America. We discuss his recent interview with Andrew Bolton, “Meet the curator of the Met’s new “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit.”

We also discuss these articles:

Why Paul Ryan’s ‘economic approach’ to politics clashes with Catholic teaching

Why the Met Gala is a good thing for Catholicism

A simple way to break down social barriers: courtesy titles

Paul Ryan reinstates Jesuit as House Chaplain

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Our May 2 guest is Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist and author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. You can read our recent articles on him here: The Catholic Columnist: Q&A with Ross DouthatDear Ross Douthat: Don’t be so worried about the church.

We also discuss these articles:

Archbishop Gregory: The time is right to review Mass translations

Why the Chinese government is targeting young Christians in its latest crackdown

Alan Jacobs: a Christian intellectual for the internet age

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Our Apr. 25 guest is Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, the founder and chief executive officer of Lantigua Williams & Co., an audio and film production company based in the Washington, D.C., area. We discuss her recent article: “Why more data is needed when reporting on Latinos in the criminal justice system.”

Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. 

We also discuss these articles:

Bishop McElroy: Catholics must fight polarization in politics and the church

Teen among those killed during Nicaragua's peaceful protests

Dear reluctant Mass-goers: You are the one your parish is waiting for.

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Our Apr. 18 guest is Jennifer Fulwiler, a lay Catholic writer, speaker and host of The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on "The Catholic Channel," SiriusXM radio channel 129. We discuss her recent article: “In the midst of angst about my growing family, three words helped me find peace.” 

We also discuss these articles:

‘Is my dad in heaven,’ little boy asks pope

Was the British Government right to attack Syria without Parliament’s approval?

Miscarriages are happening in I.C.E. custody. Will the pro-life movement respond?

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Our Apr. 11 guest is J.D. Long-García, a senior editor at America. We discuss his recent article, “What life is like on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. 

We also discuss these articles:

Why should Catholics care about Trump’s tariff war? American farmers.

Top Five Takeaways from ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’

Pope Francis’ new exhortation warns against modern problems caused by ancient heresies

Fasting with Farmworkers: Agriculture’s #MeToo moment

More U.S. bombs in Syria will help no one

 

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Our Apr. 4 guest is Jim McDermott, S.J.,America’s Los Angeles correspondent. We discuss her recent article, “The remarkable life of the Easter lily and the farmers who make it happen.

We also discuss these articles:

An attack on the integrity of the census is an attack on the voting rights of minorities

Is ‘dialogue’ just an empty buzzword for Christians?

Pope Francis in Easter message calls for end to conflicts in Syria and the Holy Land

What Loyola’s Final Four run can teach us about Catholic schools and sports

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Our Mar. 28 guest is Nichole M. Flores, an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. We discuss her recent article, “Martin Luther King Jr. and the dignity of the Black Lives Matter network.”

Listen to the show live on Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST on The Catholic Channel Sirius XM 129, or return to this page for the podcast. 

We also discuss these articles:

Everything you’re hearing about Katy Perry and the L.A. Catholic sisters is probably wrong

Repeal the Second Amendment

What’s more dangerous than a dictatorship of relativism? A dictatorship of positivism.

Sorry, Mr. Trudeau. We won’t ‘just check the box.’

In Vermont, the latest clash between public money and the Catholic Church

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Our Mar. 21 guest is Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief and president of America. Due to Winter Storm Toby in New York City, this is an all-Jesuit show. Eric Sundrup, S.J. and Sam Sawyer, S.J. join Matt Malone, S.J. to talk about Rev. Christiansen’s latest article: Why the Vatican’s potential deal with China is a good thing

We also discuss these articles:

In Vermont, the latest clash between public money and the Catholic Church

Loyola Chicago savors sweet 16 run after grassroots rebuild

Pope Francis talks tech, sex and tattoos with young adults

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Our Mar. 14 guest is Fr. Charles Rubey, Founder and Director of Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS). You can read about his ministry here: How one Catholic ministry is helping families deal with the devastating aftermath of suicide

We also discuss these articles:

Five years in, Americans’ love of Pope Francis remains strong

Where are the millennial Catholic activists?

Have Pope Francis’ first five years been a success?

This Lent, I’m giving up swearing

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