catholic church en 7/8/14 Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Pope meets with Abused<br />Afghan Vote Fraud<br />Pot Legalization<br />Abortion Buffer Zones<br />Chicago Killings<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94328 at 7/8/14 Panel 2013: Looking Back At The "Pope Francis Effect" And Other Religion News <p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:39:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80928 at 2013: Looking Back At The "Pope Francis Effect" And Other Religion News Meet Albany's First Female Catholic Priest <p>Religious history was made over the weekend in Albany when the city's first "woman priest" was ordained.</p><p>On Sunday, Mary Theresa Streck of Albany was ordained a woman priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. A former Sister of St. Joseph, Streck is an artist and peace activist who is cofounder and director of the Ark Community Charter School in Troy.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:38:53 +0000 Dave Lucas 73720 at Meet Albany's First Female Catholic Priest "Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal" by Michael D'Antonio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal</em> by Michael D'Antonio is an explosive, sweeping account of the scandal that has sent the Catholic Church into a tailspin -- and the brave few who fought for justice.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70550 at "Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal" by Michael D'Antonio Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Argentine Cardinal Jorge </span>Bergoglio has been<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> elected pope — first pontiff from the Americas. His papal name will be Francis.</span> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:22:29 +0000 Associated Press 59782 at Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope "Why Priests?" by Garry Wills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just days after the Pope announced his resignation; we will talk about the priesthood with Garry Wills. Bestselling author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Papal Sin</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Why I Am a Catholic?</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself.</span></p><p>But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions: Why do we need priests at all? Why did the priesthood arise in a religion that began without it and opposed it? Would Christianity be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset?</p><p>His new book is <em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0670024872&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0670024872" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 57905 at "Why Priests?" by Garry Wills NY Cardinal Dolan: Electing pope all new to him <p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says electing a new pope is all new to him since he's still learning what it means to be archbishop.<br><br>At a news conference Monday, Dolan quipped he was "still writing thank-you notes from when I was made a cardinal" last year.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:04:43 +0000 Associated Press 57569 at NY Cardinal Dolan: Electing pope all new to him Vatican announces pope's retirement <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.</p><p>The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning.</p><p>He emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope — the leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide — requires "both strength of mind and body."</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:21:20 +0000 Associated Press 57548 at Vatican announces pope's retirement Chicopee Church to Hold Masses Again <p></p><p>A Roman Catholic church in Chicopee closed by the Springfield Diocese in 2009 is scheduled to start celebrating a weekly Mass again a year after the Vatican determined that local church officials could not sell the building.&nbsp;</p><p>The diocese announced Wednesday that a weekly Mass would be celebrated at St. Patrick starting Dec. 1.</p><p>The diocese stressed that the decision does not mean that St. Patrick would re-open as a distinct parish. St. Patrick remains a subsidiary of Holy Name of Jesus Parish.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52027 at