pope http://wamc.org en 3/13/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/31314-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Harlem Building Collapse<br />Radar Blip<br />Overtime<br />Pope - Year 2<br />Herbalife Probe</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85745 at http://wamc.org 3/13/14 Panel New Pope Francis Means Reform In Catholic Church http://wamc.org/post/new-pope-francis-means-reform-catholic-church <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Rev. Gary Dailey is director of the Office of Vocations for the Springfield Diocese. He travels frequently to the Vatican. He spoke with WAMC"s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill about Pope Francis</span></font></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59811 at http://wamc.org New Pope Francis Means Reform In Catholic Church NY's Voice of the Catholic Church: "The Americas Can Be Proud" http://wamc.org/post/nys-voice-catholic-church-americas-can-be-proud <p>Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, whose papal name is Pope Francis, becomes the 266th pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is the first pontiff from the Americas, and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation last month, amid health concerns.</p><p>The New York State Catholic Conference represents New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. And Dennis Poust is its spokesman.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:37:38 +0000 Allison Dunne 59835 at http://wamc.org NY's Voice of the Catholic Church: "The Americas Can Be Proud" Dr. Jeffrey Marlett, The College of Saint Rose - "Habemus Papam" (We have a pope) http://wamc.org/post/dr-jeffrey-marlett-college-saint-rose-habemus-papam-we-have-pope <p>The selection of a new pope has electrified Catholics gathered in Rome and around the world. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:07:09 +0000 Brian Shields 59785 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jeffrey Marlett, The College of Saint Rose - "Habemus Papam" (We have a pope) Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope http://wamc.org/post/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 http://wamc.org Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope Correspondent For Catholic Communications Talks About Picking A Pope http://wamc.org/post/correspondent-catholic-communications-talks-about-picking-pope <p>It is an important day for the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinals are meeting in Rome to elect a new pope.&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke this afternoon with Rev. William Pomerleau.&nbsp; He is pastor at Our Lady of The Sacred Heart in Springfield Massachusetts, an expert on church procedure and a correspondent&nbsp; for Catholic Communications.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59679 at http://wamc.org Correspondent For Catholic Communications Talks About Picking A Pope 5 Things About Popes And Their Names; Like, Why Do They Change Them? http://wamc.org/post/5-things-about-popes-and-their-names-why-do-they-change-them <strong>Update at 5 p.m., March 13:</strong> The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/13/174201655/a-pope-is-chosen" target="_blank">new pope's name will be Francis</a> — one that hasn't been used before.<p><strong>Our original post, written before Pope Francis was chosen:</strong><p>It's not required, but it's almost surely going to happen:<p>The man chosen to be <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/12/174083706/watch-for-the-white-smoke-cardinals-begin-conclave-to-select-next-pope" target="_blank">the next pope</a> will choose a new name — one other than what Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 59684 at http://wamc.org 5 Things About Popes And Their Names; Like, Why Do They Change Them? 3/12/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/31213-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, David Guistina from WAMC News, and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Our topics are: New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling blocks limits on sugary drinks; NY GOP State Senators now open to Minimum Wage hike; the conclave to elect a new pope is underway; the TSA says yes to small knives on planes.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59640 at http://wamc.org Williams College president emeritus on Vatican upheaval http://wamc.org/post/williams-college-president-emeritus-vatican-upheaval <p>News this week that Pope Benedict will resign effective at the end of this month took the world by surprise, with observers quick to note that it had been 600 years since the last papal resignation. Almost as quickly, reporters began compiling lists of possible replacements. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with papal expert and historian Dr. Francis Oakley, <a href="http://archives.williams.edu/presidents/oakley.php">President Emeritus</a> of Williams College, about what led to this extraordinary moment in Vatican City and what might come next.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 57734 at http://wamc.org Williams College president emeritus on Vatican upheaval "Why Priests?" by Garry Wills http://wamc.org/post/why-priests-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="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0670024872/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;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="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;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 http://wamc.org "Why Priests?" by Garry Wills