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Our Feb. 7th guest is Sonja Livingston, author of several books of literary nonfiction, including the award-winning memoir Ghostbread. We discuss his recent article, What a Rust Belt quest for a missing statue taught me about devotion.

We also discuss these articles:

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Puerto Rico to receive $11 billion in disaster aid. Advocates warn it won't be enough.

Why the Vatican’s potential deal with China is a good thing




Our Jan. 31st guest is Ellen B. Koneck. She manages aquisitions, sales and marketing at Anselm Academic. Previously,  Ms. Koneck was the community and events manager at Commonweal and taught in the Catholic studies department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. We are discussing her recent article, “How modern technology helped me teach theology to uninterested college students.


Our January 24 guest is Lisa Murtha, an award-winning freelance journalist based in southwest Ohio. We speak to her about her recent article for America, "These families lost loved ones to violence. Now they are fighting the death penalty." 

We also discuss these topics:

Pope Francis explains why he celebrated the airborne marriage of two flight attendants

In Trump’s first year, Catholic leaders made strong condemnations along with calls to do more

Jesuit students inspired to protect life “from womb to tomb” at March for Life

What does it mean to love our enemies in the abortion debate?


On January 17, we speak to Megan Sweas about her recent article in America, “For Catholic women, the relationship between faith and politics is subtle—and sometimes in conflict.


This week’s guest is Rev. Brendan Busse, S.J. Fr. Busse is associate pastor of Dolores Mission in Los Angeles and a contributing writer for America. We spoke to him about his most recent article, “The urgent, lonely, relevant, humbling, joyful, experience of being a newly ordained priest.” 


This week’s guest is Liam Callanan, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of the forthcoming novel, Paris by the Book. Mr. Callanan is the recipient of the 2017 George Hunt, S.J., Prize in Arts, Letters and Journalism, which is co-sponsored by America Media and the Saint Thomas More Chapel & Center at Yale University. His latest essay in America is “Good nonfiction may teach us what to believe, but fiction teaches us how.


On January 10, we spoke to Dr. C. Vanessa White, a past convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and assistant professor of spirituality and ministry at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, about her recent article in America, A Portrait of Black Catholicism: Celebrating 40 years of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.


We also discussed these articles:

Catholic leaders call ending T.P.S. for Salvadorans a ‘lose-lose’ decision

Cardinal Cupich: Pope Francis’ ‘field hospital’ calls us to radically rethink church life

Cardinal Tobin: ‘I hope women will continue to speak the truth’


This week’s guest is Eve Tushnet, a contributing writer for America. Her latest article is “What it’s like going to church when you’re homeless.”


This week’s guest is Mary C. Curtis, an award-winning journalist who is currently a columnist for Roll Call. Her latest article for America is “Catholics of color are keeping the U.S. Catholic Church alive.”


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