The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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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