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Assessing U.S. Visit of Pope Francis | October 2, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

October 7, 2015
"The pope looks at the world in a different way. He looks at the world, he looks at economics, he looks at the environment, politics from the bottom up, from the outside in, and those aren't Washington's priorities or Washington's ways. So we've had an alternative vision and a great example, and my hope is we listened, we learned, and we maybe even might follow his example," says John Carr, director of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life. More →

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Pope Francis and Family Issues | September 25, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

September 29, 2015
The Catholic Church's stand on marriage, divorce, and contraceptives can seem out of step with the modern world—even to Catholics. Those who want to see reforms, such as making the process for obtaining an annulment easier, have been encouraged by recent statements of Pope Francis. But unhappy Catholics are still leaving the Church, and bishops will have to decide at a meeting in Rome next month on the family in the Church and in the contemporary world what to try to do about it. More →

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Father James Halstead Extended Interview | September 25, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

September 29, 2015
“The American post-Enlightenment contractual idea of marriage—that is, marriage is what we decide it is—is an incredibly powerful idea that haunts the minds of American Catholics…The under-65 crowd is much more into contractual understandings of marriage than covenantal understandings of … More →

Source: Father James Halstead Extended Interview | September 25, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

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