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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

3/13/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Harlem Building Collapse
Radar Blip
Overtime
Pope - Year 2
Herbalife Probe

New England News
12:18 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

New Pope Francis Means Reform In Catholic Church

Rev. Gary Dailey
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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

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New York News
9:37 am
Thu March 14, 2013

NY's Voice of the Catholic Church: "The Americas Can Be Proud"

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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.

The New York State Catholic Conference represents New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. And Dennis Poust is its spokesman.

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WAMC News
4:07 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Marlett, The College of Saint Rose - "Habemus Papam" (We have a pope)

Dr. Jeffrey Marlett

The selection of a new pope has electrified Catholics gathered in Rome and around the world.

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WAMC News
3:22 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected pope

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is the first pontiff from the Americas.
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Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope — first pontiff from the Americas. His papal name will be Francis.

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New England News
3:51 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Correspondent For Catholic Communications Talks About Picking A Pope

It is an important day for the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinals are meeting in Rome to elect a new pope.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke this afternoon with Rev. William Pomerleau.  He is pastor at Our Lady of The Sacred Heart in Springfield Massachusetts, an expert on church procedure and a correspondent  for Catholic Communications.

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The Two-Way
2:53 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

5 Things About Popes And Their Names; Like, Why Do They Change Them?

Pope John II, whose name at birth was Mercurius. When he became pope in 533 he changed his name — starting a tradition that continues.
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Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 4:53 pm

Update at 5 p.m., March 13: The new pope's name will be Francis — one that hasn't been used before.

Our original post, written before Pope Francis was chosen:

It's not required, but it's almost surely going to happen:

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 12, 2013

3/12/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, David Guistina from WAMC News, and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union. Joe Donahue moderates.

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.

WAMC News
12:35 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Williams College president emeritus on Vatican upheaval

Dr. Francis Oakley
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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, President Emeritus of Williams College, about what led to this extraordinary moment in Vatican City and what might come next.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri February 15, 2013

"Why Priests?" by Garry Wills

  Just days after the Pope announced his resignation; we will talk about the priesthood with Garry Wills. Bestselling author of Papal Sin and Why I Am a Catholic?, Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself.

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?

His new book is Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition.

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