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John V. Connorton Jr. talks about the legacy of Ian Paisley, a deeply polarizing figure in Northern Ireland who later became the state's first prime minister. Mr. Connorton is a partner in the law firm of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood in New York City. In recognition of his efforts on behalf of peace in Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II named him an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. 

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On the debut of 'America This Week' on SiriusXM, hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber talk about the immigration crisis with attorney Rob McCreanor.

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What drives the actions Vladimir Putin? Vladimir Shlapentokh, a longtime observer of Russian affairs, tries to explain. Shlapentokh, a professor of sociology at Michigan State University, was a founder of Soviet sociology. Since coming to the United States in 1979, he has published two dozen books on Russian and American society.

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A discussion of John Michael McDonagh's new film "Calvary" with Kerry Weber, Ronan McCoy and Allison Shapiro.  Spoilers included. 

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Dennis P. Halpin talks about the tragedy of Korea's "comfort women" and how Pope Francis might reach out to them during his visit to South Korea. You can read Mr. Halpin's article "Healing an Old Wound" in the August 4-11, 2014 issue of America.

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Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., talks about his father's formative experience serving during World War I.

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Vincent D. Rougeau discusses his recent article about the legacy of the Civil Rights Act. 

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Culture columnist Bill McGarvey reports on a recent visit to Japan and Taiwan. You can read his blog posts from Japan here and here.

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George Drance, S.J., talks about his solo theatrical performance of the entire Gospel of Mark, now playing in New York City through June 15. For more information and tickets visit www.lamama.org.

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Peter Schineller, S.J., reports on a recent trip to Vietnam, where he taught theology to Jesuit seminarians. Vietnam is home to a large number of religious vocations despite the official atheist position of the Communist government. 

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