The National Catholic Review

Podcasts

2016

Tim Reidy and Ashley McKinless speak with Sr. Patricia Daly of the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment about her work with shareholders to to hold corporations accountable to social and environmental concerns. 

Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke talk with James Kubicki, S.J., and Frédéric Fornos, S.J., from the Apostleship of Prayer, the pope's worldwide prayer network. More information about their ministries can be found at apostleshipofprayer.org and thepopevideo.org

Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy discuss Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia" with Saint Louis University's Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio. Dr. Rubio's teaching and research focus on marriage, family, sex, and gender in Catholic theology. She is the author of A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family,  Family Ethics: Practices for Christians and Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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

'America This Week,' March 23, 2016

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

In a St. Patrick's Day podcast, Matt Malone, S.J., and Tim Reidy chat with author Peter Quinn to talk about the Irish-American experience with an eye toward the Irish celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rebellion. 

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. 

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."

Special Podcast

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. 

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."

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. 

A conversation with Dr. Gerald Schlabach about his recent article in America"The Glamour of Evil," which asks whether we are missing out on “joyous authenticity” by letting celebrity, constant mobility and superficiality lure us away from real life.

Beth Knobbe, author of Party of One: Living Single with Faith, Purpose, and Passion, talks with Tim Reidy and Kevin Clarke about the vocation of single life in the church. 

Kerry Weber and Tim Reidy host Pádraig Ó Tuama, who is a poet, theologian and mediator who works with a community in Northern Ireland called Corrymeela. Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization, with over 50 years of experience working alongside fractured communities and groups who are finding their relationships difficult, as well as addressing relational, societal, structural and power dynamics.

They run group sessions using dialogue, experiential play, art, storytelling, mealtimes and shared community to help groups embrace difference and learn how to have difficult conversations. They work alongside visiting university groups as well as groups from other parts of the world who wish to learn from our experience, and learn how to apply the Corrymeela lens to fractures in their own societies.

America's Matt Malone, S.J., and Sam Sawyer, S.J., talk with Dr. Bryan Vincent about what a pro-life ethos means for how we ought to engage in civil discourse. The conversation is based on an article that Dr. Vincent wrote for America in the Nov. 2, 2015 issue. 

Associate Editor of America and author of America's Unconventional Wisdom blog Robert David Sullivan sits down with Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber to discuss President Obama's final State of the Union address. 

Matt Malone, S.J.,  and Kerry Weber talk with Boston College's Megan McCabe about the problem of pornography and the U.S.C.C.B.'s statement "Create in Me in Clean Heart."

2016