Aug 25th, 2016 by americamagazine
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.
Aug 18th, 2016 by americamagazine
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.
Aug 11th, 2016 by americamagazine
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.
Aug 4th, 2016 by americamagazine
What can the church do on the parish level for people with disabilities? Matt Malone, S.J., and Kevin Clarke talk with Steve Riley of Potomac Community Resources about how one parish's ministry is expanding across the archdiocese, and what it means for a parish to be inclusive.
Jul 29th, 2016 by americamagazine
Robert A. Orsi is a professor of religious studies and history and the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of a new book, History and Presence. In the book, Orsi challenges modern conceptions of the presence of the transcendent in our lives, beginning with the metaphysical Eucharistic debates of early modern Europe, and proposing a view of history where our gods are fully present.
Jul 15th, 2016 by americamagazine
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, tells America magazine Chief Correspondent that tougher security measures, restrictions on immigration and a deeper consideration of 'crisis architecture' may be the lasting impact of truck attack in Nice, France.
Jul 14th, 2016 by americamagazine
During the week of June 19, the leaders of the self-governing Orthodox churches worldwide gathered on the island of Crete for the first global Council of the Orthodox Church in more than 1,000 years. Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, who attended as an external correspondent for the Press Office of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, joins Tim Reidy and Kerry Weber to discuss the historic event in the Orthodox Church.
Jul 7th, 2016 by americamagazine
Father Bryan Massingale, professor of theology at Fordham University, reflects on issues of race and police brutality in the aftermath of two more shootings that have shocked the nation and why the Catholic Church is in a special position to do something about these continuing problems.
Jun 30th, 2016 by americamagazine
Rhona Tarrant, America's Dublin correspondent, joins Tim Reidy and Ashley McKinless to discuss reactions from Ireland to the U.K.'s referendum to leave the European Union.
Jun 23rd, 2016 by americamagazine
Dan Barry is a national columnist and reporter for The New York Times and the author of a new book, The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland. The book tells the story of dozens of men with intellectual disability who spent decades working at an Iowa turkey-processing plant, living in an old schoolhouse, and enduring exploitation and abuse—before finding justice and achieving freedom.