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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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Luke Hansen, S.J., former associate editor ofAmerica, talks to Tim Reidy and Kerry Weber about his work reporting on Guantanamo Bay and the plans to potentially close the facility. 

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Sam Sawyer, S.J., America's director of digital strategy, talks about the 10th anniversary of Twitter.

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In observance of International Women's Day on March, Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber chat with Nicole Perone from Rome, who spoke at an annual event held at the Vatican, Voices of Faith.  There Nicole spoke on a multigenerational panel, discussing how the church has succeeded in lifting up the voices of women in leadership and where growth could occur. 

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When Pope Francis speaks on economic issues, most do not realize the experiences that have shaped his worldview. Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy speak with America's contributing editor in economics, Paul D. McNelis, S.J., on an article he wrote in the Feb. 22 issue of America, "Tyrants and Technocrats: The Economic Memories of Pope Francis."

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Bill McGarvey talks with James Martin, S.J. and Tim Reidy about this year's Oscar nominees for Best Picture, including "Spotlight," a film that has prompted widespread discussion in the Catholic Church, and "Bridge of Spies," a story with a surprising connection to the history of America magazine. 

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As part of America's special issue dedicated to international religious liberty, Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber speak with Rev. Elias D. Mallon of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association about the state of international religious freedom, expanding on his recent article: "A Global Peril."

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Last week Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79, sparking both scores of commemoration as well as controversy around the future of the nation's highest court. Matt Malone, S.J, and Tim Reidy talk with Thomas Lee, the Leitner Family Professor of International Law at Fordham Law School about Justice Scalia's legacy and the future of the Supreme Court. 

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Remember Mexico’s Missing

Since its foundation by the Jesuits in 1988, the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Center Prodh) has worked to defend, promote and increase respect for human rights in Mexico. International Coordinator Jennifer Brewer talks about the status of human rights in modern Mexico.

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