Guest Host: Steve Roberts

As the cardinals gather in Rome to begin the conclave process of electing a successor to the late Pope John Paul II, we’ll hear what Vatican-watchers are saying about the future of the Roman Catholic church.


  • Chester Gillis chairman of the theology department at Georgetown University
  • Thomas Weinandy Executive Director for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Laurie Goodstein religion reporter for The New York Times

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