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David Nasaw, author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, talks to Kevin Spinale, S.J., about the life of one of the wealthiest and most influential men of the 20th century. Nasaw's book is the Catholic Book Club selection for March. Read Kevin's introduction to the book here. Kevin will be answering questions about the book online on Friday March 22.
James Hanvey, S.J., talks about the church's "ecclesial desolation" and what it can do to regain its Easter eyes and rediscover the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council. Father Hanvey's article "Quo Vadis?" appears in the March 18 issue of America.
Thomas J. Reese, S.J., the former editor in chief of America, answers common questions about the upcoming papal transition. John W. O'Malley, S.J., reviews the history of Celestine V and Gregory VI, two popes who resigned.
Chris Haw talks about his new book From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling My Love for Catholicism. Haw is a carpenter, painter, theologian and potter. He, his son Simon and his wife, Cassie, are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Camden Houses, a small Christian community in Camden, New Jersey. Here he talks about his return to the Catholic Church and his involvement with the "new monastic" movement.
The Rev. J. Bryan Hehir talks about the legacy of John Courtney Murray, S.J. What would have Murray said about today's battles over abortion, or the controversy surrounding the madate that requires Catholic institutions to pay for contraception for their employees? Father Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard University and the Secretary for Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston.
Kevin Clarke reports on his visit to Haiti shortly before the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the country. You can read Kevin's reporting from Haiti here, including the story of the deaf boy discussed on the podcast.