James Martin, S.J., talks about the three characters at the center of his new novel of spiritual discovery, "The Abbey," and what it was like to try his hand at fiction for the first time.
David Gregory, former host of NBC's "Meet the Press," talks about his new book How's Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey.
Ambassador Miguel Diaz talks about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Cuba in light of his own Cuban-American upbringing and his time as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
Andrea Mercado is co-chair of “We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform.” Their initiative, “100 Women 100 Miles” involves 100 women walking 100 miles, from a detention center in York County, PA to Washington, D.C., to shed light on immigration issues when Pope Francis meets with President Barack Obama.
Dino Mujanović, country representative for Catholic Relief Services in Serbia, offers his perspective on Europe's accelerating refugee crisis. “At this moment there is a huge humanitarian failure,” he said. “Those numbers are increasing day by day, people are coming, desperate, exhausted, robbed on the way, seeking shelter in Western Europe.”
Joseph P. Parkes, S.J., talks about the national network of Cristo Rey schools, which provide college preparatory education to young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans looks back at the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the city's revival in the 10 years since. Read Father Matt Malone's reporting from the Katrina cleanup here.
Kevin Ahern talks about his new book Structures of Grace: Catholic Organizations serving the Global Common Good, which profiles Catholic groups like Jesuit Refugee Service and the Plowshares movement that embody Christian solidarity by addressing the urgent human issues of our day.
Jennifer Fulwiler speaks about atheism, conversion and raising a Catholic family. She is the author, most recently, of the e-book, Like Living Among Scorpions: One Woman's Quest to Survive Her Suburban Life.
Former Senator George Mitchell talks about his Catholic upbringing in Maine, his work with Bob Dole in the Senate and his participation in the peace process of Northern Ireland. He is the author of The Negotiator: A Memoir.
Gerard O'Connell talks about traveling with Pope Francis to South America and looks forward to his visit to the United States and Cuba in September.
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Joseph Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at the King’s College in New York City, talks about his new book A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, which chronicles the influence of World War I on the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Phil Klay talks about Redeployment, his book of short stories that draws from his own experience as a Marine in the Anbar province of Iraq. Redeployment was awarded the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.
Paul B. Moses talks about his new book An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians and what we can learn from this historical rivalry.
Andrew Bacevich, retired professor of international affairs and history at Boston University, talks about ISIS, the Middle East and the United States military. He is the author of several books, including, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013).
Roy Peterson, the president of the American Bible Society, talks about “The Living Word” project and the group’s move to Philadelphia.
Mitzi Schroeder, the director for policy for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, talks about the refugee crisis in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20.
Elizabeth Drescher, author of a forthcoming book on the "nones," explains her research and why some "nones" still find Scripture meaningful.
David Stewart, S.J., America's London correspondent, talks about the growing scandal surrounding FIFA and whether it will affect the popularity of soccer worldwide.
Bill McGarvey, author of The Freshman Survival Guide, offers some advice for high school graduates and their parents as families transition to college.
Msgr. John P. Meier, author of A Marginal Jew, a multivolume study of the historical Jesus, and a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, offered his analysis of Jesus' parables in this May 20, 2015 lecture at the American Bible Society in New York City. James Martin, S.J. offered the introduction.
Kerry Alys Robinson of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Managment talks about her book Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service.
Mark Gray of the Center for Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University talks about the profile of the average American Catholic.
Nathan Schneider, a columnist for America and a contributor to the Nation, The New Republic and Vice Magazine, talks about the Catholic cooperative tradition and why it remains relevant today.
Poetry editor Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., talks about what he looks for in a good poem on “America This Week.”
Holly Taylor Coolman talks about her article in America, "Tied Together By Love: Adoption and the Christian Life."
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., art critic and theologian, talks about the traditions of Holy Week and Easter on "America This Week."
Jeanne Bishop talks about her book Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with my Sister's Killer.
Stephen Bullivant talks about his book The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic in this week's excerpt from "America This Week" on The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM.
The full audio of Amy Jill Levine's lecture at the American Bible Society on March 11, 2015, featuring an introduction by Rabbi Daniel Polish. Dr. Levine's remarks begin at 9:48.
Rudy Lopez of Interfaith Worker Justice talks about the "fast from fast food" campaign for Lent.
Maureen Tilley, professor of theology and medieval studies at Fordham University, discusses Ash Wednesday, public penance and secret sins.
Bill McGarvey talks with Tim Reidy about this year's Oscar nominees for Best Picture, and a few favorite films that did not make the list, including "Calvary and "A Most Violent Year."
Christiana Peppard of Fordham University talks about her book Just Water and the ethics of water consumption. Hear her analysis of the water bottle industry at 9:35.
James Martin, S.J., delves into his book Jesus: A Pilgrimage with Kevin Spinale, S.J., as part of the Catholic Book Club discussion for this month. The CBC will be leading conversations on books about Jesus throughout the spring. February 6, 2015
John Carr, America's Washington Front columnist and director of The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, examines partisan gridlock in Washington, the State of the Union address and the annual March for Life.
Msgr. Paul Garrity answers questions on the annulment process from listeners and speaks about ways to strengthen marriages.
Chief correspondent Kevin Clarke, author of Love Must Win Out, a new biography of Oscar Romero from Liturgical Press, talks about the news that Archbishop Romero has been officially named a martyr by a Vatican commission.
Serrin Foster, the president of Feminists for Life, talks about feminism and the prolife cause in advance of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
What were the top ten news stories in the church and the world in 2014? Kevin Clarke joins Father Matt Malone and Tim Reidy for a discussion of the busy year in Catholic news.