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Our guest this week is America’s national correspondent, Michael O’Loughlin, whose recent article is: “How Catholic health care is fighting against the campaign for physician-assisted suicide.”

“[Physician-assisted suicide] is legal in about a half dozen states, and supporters say they hope to take the campaign to about a dozen other states in the next two to three years,” O’Loughlin explained. “It is something that is becoming a reality for millions of Americans.” In light of this reality, he asked: “What does this mean for Catholic hospitals?”

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Our guest this week is Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America and the author of “Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and The Case Against Philanthropy As We Know It,” which appeared in America’s June 26th issue.

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Our guest this week is Eileen Markey, the author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura. She is also the author of America’s most recent cover article: “The Spirit of Standing Rock.”

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Our guest this week is Stephanie Slade, a managing editor at Reason magazine and contributing writer at America. Her latest article explores the legal challenges launched by the American Civil Liberties Union against Catholic hospitals.

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This week’s guest is Nichole M. Flores, an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia and contributing writer at America. She recently wrote an article for America titled “In Jefferson’s Shadow: Can Catholic theology thrive at a public university?,” which explored the challenge of teaching theology at a university founded by Thomas Jefferson, who once famously called for a “wall of separation” between church and state.

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This week’s guest is Kate Hennessy, who recently wrote an essay for America about her grandmother and famed founder of The Catholic Worker, Dorothy Day. The youngest of Day’s nine grandchildren, Hennessy is the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty.

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This episode of “America This Week” is co-hosted by Kerry Weber, with Senior Editor Kevin Clarke sitting in for Matt Malone, S.J. Zac Davis, an assistant editor for digital strategy at America, joins the conversation.

This week’s guest is Greg Boyle, S.J., who recently gave a commencement address alongside Vice President Mike Pence when he received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal—the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics. Father Boyle is the founding director of Homeboy Industries, and has worked with gang members in Los Angeles for over 30 years. He recently wrote about his work for America in an article titled: I thought I could ‘save’ gang members. I was wrong.”

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This week Tim Reidy sat in for Matt Malone, S.J., alongside his co-host Kerry Weber. The podcast opens with a discussion about Girl Scouts and their relationship with the Catholic Church following the decision by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., to cut ties with the organization. Eloise Blondiau joined the conversation to give her perspective.

Jena Booher is this episode’s guest. After being featured in Kerry Weber’s article about postpartum depression and the church, Ms. Booher joined to discuss her business, Babies on the Brain, and how her faith helped her while she was experiencing postpartum depression.

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This week Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber discuss a range of political issues, from the recent chatter about whether or not pro-life people are welcome in the Democratic Party, to President Trump’s public engagement with the Catholic Church. Senior Editor Kevin Clarke also offers his expertise.

Joining them is Michael O’Loughlin, the national correspondent at America, who talks about how President Trump has made Catholic news in the last few weeks.

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On this episode of “America This Week” Tim Reidy and Kerry Weber talk about the challenges, both big and small, faced by Christians beginning new stages in life. Two America articles— Tracey Wigfield’s “A Sorta Catholic’s Very Catholic Wedding” and Heather Kirn Lanier’s “My daughter has a disability. I don’t want Jesus to fix her”—provide topics for discussion. Kevin Clarke joins to offer his perspective.

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