"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Some say Pope Benedict’s letter of apology for child-sexual abuse by priests in Ireland did not go far enough. Addressing scandals shaking the Roman Catholic Church across Europe.
- David Gibson Covers religion for Politics Daily. He is the author of "The Rule of Benedict: Pope Benedict XVI and His Battle with the Modern World."
- Rev. Thomas Doyle Canon lawyer, addiction therapist and advisory to abuse victims. He worked in the Vatican's U.S. embassy from 1981-1986.
- Joseph Bottum Editor of First Things, the nation’s largest magazine of religion and public life. He is a commentator on Catholic Affairs.
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