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The Roundtable
11:33 am
Mon March 23, 2015

The Future Of The Catholic Church With Pope Francis

Pope Francis has brought something controversial to the papacy—the prospect of change. In his new book, The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis, Gary Wills, New York Times best selling author of Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition and What Jesus Meant, takes on one of the most pressing questions in modern religion today: what does the future hold for the Catholic Church?

Gary Wills is a historian, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He joins The Roundtable today to discuss the novel behavior of the current pope and his own opinions on the future of the papacy.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon January 5, 2015

'The Great Reformer: Francis And The Making Of A Radical Pope'

  Austen Ivereigh is a British writer, journalist, and commentator on religious and political affairs who holds a PhD from Oxford University. His work appears regularly in the Jesuit magazine America and in many other periodicals. He is well known on British media, especially on the BBC, Sky, ITV and Al-Jazeera, as a Catholic commentator.

Ivereigh has written a biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions. The book is The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

'Christ Actually: The Son Of God For The Secular Age' By James Carroll

  Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe about—and how can we believe in—Jesus in the twenty-first century in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed?

In Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age, Carroll explores how one can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Texas Hospital Apology
Catholic Church Gay U-Turn
NY No Gun List
Voter ID Decision
Black Vote for Senate
Opera Protest

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon September 15, 2014

"Rooted In Love: The Life And Death Of Sister Dorothy Stang"

Sr. Nancy Murray

    Sr. Nancy Murray, a sibling of comic actor Bill Murray, will be in the Capital District on Saturday – September 20th - to perform her one-woman play about a nun, Sr. Dorothy Stang, who was murdered in Brazil in 2005.

  Sister Dorothy was a grey-haired woman of God who spent 40 years working to protect the poor and the Amazon rainforest of Brazil until her violent death.

Rooted in Love: The Life and Death of Sister Dorothy Stang,” will be performed on Saturday night at 7 pm, at the Rensselaer Newman Foundation’s Chapel + Cultural Center in Troy, NY. The play was written and is performed by Sister Nancy Murray who joins us this morning.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

9/15/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Islamic State Threat
Senate Control
Obama Legacy
"Living in Sin" Couples Married by Pope
Scotland

New England News
12:30 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Boston Globe Launches Site About Catholicism

Pope Francis
Credit The Vatican

The Boston Globe has launched a new website about Catholicism, cruxnow.com, which will feature news and analysis about Catholics and the Catholic Church, which has been a strong presence in the Boston area and Northeast for centuries. Teresa Hanafin is the editor.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

7/8/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Pope meets with Abused
Afghan Vote Fraud
Pot Legalization
Abortion Buffer Zones
Chicago Killings
TU Stories

WAMC News
12:39 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

2013: Looking Back At The "Pope Francis Effect" And Other Religion News

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Religious news figured prominently in the headlines during 2013.   The world was shocked in February 2013, when Benedict became the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. Fast forward nine months: Benedict's successor, the Argentine Pope Francis, was named Time Magazine's "person of the year." Not bad for a fellow who once upon at time worked as a bouncer!

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Capital Region News
3:38 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meet Albany's First Female Catholic Priest

Mary Theresa Streck of Albany, the city's first female priest
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Religious history was made over the weekend in Albany when the city's first "woman priest" was ordained.

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.

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