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Kevin Spinale, S.J., and James Keane revisit Shusaku Endo's acclaimed novel Silence in advance of Martin Scorsese's planned screen adaption.

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Speaking to Tim Reidy and Kerry Malone, in this week's podcast Maryann Cusimano Love explains the foreign policy stances of the presidential candidates. This is a subject Maryann Cusimano Love is well qualified to discuss; she makes direct recommendations to the Secretary of State and the Federal Advisory Commission about how the government can engage with civil society and religious actors in foreign policy.

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In this week's podcast, Greg Erlandson, the editor-in-chief of the Catholic News Service, talks to Matt Malone, S.J., and Ashley McKinless about the challenges Catholic print media is facing today. As he wrote in the pages of America, Erlandson argues that the value of Catholic print media remains, but it must change in order to survive.

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Kenneth L. Woodward is the author of Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama, a book that fuses memoir, history, and religious scholarship. In this podcast he speaks to Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber about the moments in history he witnessed as religion editor for Newsweek, and the changing role of religion in the United States. 

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This week Christopher Pramuk, a professor of theology at Xavier University, ponders raising his son in a post-9/11 world. Together with Pramuk, Kevin Clarke and Matt Malone, S.J., discuss how American lives have been spiritually, culturally and psychologically altered by the tragedy.

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Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., a Missionary of Charity, was the official postulator for St. Teresa of Calcutta, who will be canonized on Sept. 4.  He was the editor of the book of her letters and notebooks, Come Be My Light, which, in 2007, revealed Mother Teresa’s struggle with decades of interior darkness. Father Kolodiejchuk is also the editor of a new collection of her writings, A Call to Mercy, published this month by Image Books. In an interview with James Martin, S.J., in May, he spoke of her early mystical experiences and her struggles with the “dark night.”

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In this week's podcast the theologian and writer Jonathan Malesic speaks to Matt Malone, S. J., and Kerry Weber about why we need a theology of work. Drawing on St. John Paul II and Benedictine thought, Malesic argues that it is important set boundaries around our work lives, because a person's dignity is not derived from work—it is God-given.

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Elizabeth Dias, winner of the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters, talks to Kerry Weber and Eric Sundrup, S.J., about her career as a religion journalist, Mother Teresa's upcoming canonization, and Pope Francis.

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The artist Alfonse Borysewicz, who received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995, brings his paintings to parishes and talks to parishioners about how art interacts with faith. In this podcast Alfonse speaks to Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke about the role of art in Catholic communities, and how Catholic artists depict sacred figures today.

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David Stewart, S.J., is America's London correspondent. He talks to Matt Malone, S. J., and Kerry Weber about the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and discusses how the Scottish independence movement has been affected.

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