Religion

Roman Catholics Choose A New Pope

March 14, 2013

The newly elected Roman Catholic pope, the former Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, represents many “firsts.” He’s the first pontiff from the Americas, the first Jesuit pope, the first pontiff to choose the name Francis and the first pope in the modern era to be elected after a papal resignation. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges facing Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church.

Transition At The Vatican

February 28, 2013

Roman Catholic cardinals gather to choose a new pope. Diane and her guests discuss transition at the Vatican and challenges facing the world’s largest Christian denomination.

Garry Wills: "Why Priests? A Failed Tradition"

February 13, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI, the Roman Catholic Church's top priest, took the world by surprise with his decision to resign. Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and lifelong Catholic -- Gary Wills asks why we need priests and suggests Christianity would have been better off without the priesthood.

Secretary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony And Terrorism In North And West Africa

January 24, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi, Libya, and understanding security risks in North and West Africa.

Religion And Politics In 2012

November 6, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for a discussion about how religious beliefs are informing political convictions in the 2012 election.

Fiftieth Anniversary Of Vatican II

October 4, 2012

Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to modernize the Roman Catholic Church. The council attempted to open the gates of social activism, freedom of expression and conscience, and a respect for all religions. Diane and her guests discuss the legacy of Vatican II and its repercussions beyond the Church.

Culture Clash Over Free Speech

September 18, 2012

Protests against an American-made online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad have sparked discussions about free speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss clashing cultural norms and efforts to define and regulate hate speech across the globe.

Update On The Killing Of U.S. Diplomats In Benghazi And The Attack In Cairo

September 13, 2012

Update on the killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Diane and guests discuss security implications for the region and rising tensions between the U.S. and the Arab world.

American Roman Catholic Nuns And The Vatican

June 14, 2012

The Vatican accuses a group of American Roman Catholic nuns of being radical feminists. Their efforts to bring attention to the needs of the poor and the role of women in the church.

Martha Nussbaum:  "The New Religious Intolerance"

Martha Nussbaum: "The New Religious Intolerance"

April 24, 2012

A professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago talks about overcoming the politics or fear in an anxious age.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.