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Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego talks with Tim Reidy and Ashley McKinless about the president's visit to Hiroshima and the future of nuclear weapons. 

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Dr. Phyllis Zagano, the author or editor of 20 books in religious studies, including ground-breaking work on the history and theology of women ordained as deacons, talks with Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy about the pope's recent comments about commissioning a study on the role of women deacons in the church. 

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Sean Salai, S.J., a contributing writer to America, talks about his new book, "What Would Pope Francis Do?" where he uses a personal story to illustrate the theme of joy from “The Joy of the Gospel” (“Evangelii Gaudium”) by Pope Francis.

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In an interview with chief correspondent Kevin Clarke, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy proposes a diocesan synod as an on-going process, not an event, that will serve as an opportunity for spiritual renewal, reflection and “meaningful lay input into important sets of decisions within the governance of the diocese.”

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What can the Catholic Church learn from the Black Lives Matter movement? Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, IL, talk with Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy about his new pastoral letter, "The Catholic Church and The Black Lives Matter Movement: The Racial Divide in the United States Revisited" which is excerpted in the May 16, 2016 issue of America

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Tim Reidy and Ashley McKinless speak with Sr. Patricia Daly of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment about her work with shareholders to to hold corporations accountable to social and environmental concerns. 

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Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke talk with James Kubicki, S.J., and Frédéric Fornos, S.J., from the Apostleship of Prayer, the pope's worldwide prayer network. More information about their ministries can be found at apostleshipofprayer.org and thepopevideo.org.

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Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy discuss Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia" with Saint Louis University's Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio. Dr. Rubio's teaching and research focus on marriage, family, sex, and gender in Catholic theology. She is the author ofA Christian Theology of Marriage and Family,  Family Ethics: Practices for Christians and Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church.

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Prior to the release of "Amoris Laetitia," Pope Francis' groundbreaking new Apostolic Exhortation, in which the role of conscience was reaffirmed in moral decision making, Matt Malone, S.J. and Kerry Weber spoke with moral theologian James Keenan, S.J. for a primer on conscience issues. 

James F. Keenan, S.J., is the Canisius Chair and the Director of the Jesuit Institute at Boston College.  He founded Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church and is presently co-chair of its Planning Committee www.catholicethics.com  A Jesuit priest since 1982, he received a licentiate and a doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Among his recent books are: A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating ConsciencesPaul and Virtue Ethics (with Dan Harrington), and University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics.  He is presently writing another book, A Brief History of Catholic Ethics.

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FiveThirtyEight.com's Leah Libresco joins Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber to talk about how faith and statistics inform one another, and other insights from this election season. 

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