Religion

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.

Ross Douthat: "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics"

April 19, 2012

Many former churchgoers are turning to non-traditional Christianity. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat explains why he believes America has become a nation of heretics.

Prospects for Change in Cuba

Prospects for Change in Cuba

March 28, 2012

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.

Declining Marriage Rates

Declining Marriage Rates

March 14, 2012

Married couples make up less than fifty percent of U.S. households, and more than half of births to women under thirty are outside marriage: Why marriage is on the decline.

The Battle Over Women Voters

March 12, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are trying to woo female voters while appealing to the socially conservative base. Democrats accuse the GOP of waging a war on women. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over female voters.

Religous Liberty, Politics and Women’s Health Care

February 8, 2012

Join us to discuss reactions to the The Susan G. Komen Foundation - Planned Parenthood controversy and the role of politics in women’s health.

Catholics, Contraception and the New Health Care Law

February 2, 2012

Catholic groups are challenging a new federal rule requiring religious-affiliated employers to cover contraception in their health care plans. The clash between church and state over the Affordable Care Act.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde

December 21, 2011

Diane talks with the Right Reverend Mariann Budde, who was installed last month as the first female and ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. They discuss the tough issues she faces after a decade of schism within the church, her plans to reach out to disillusioned Episcopalians, and her desire to create a bigger, broader church.

Consequences of Granting Legal Status to a Fertilized Human Egg

Consequences of Granting Legal Status to a Fertilized Human Egg

October 31, 2011

Mississippi voters will be asked to decide whether to define a fertilized human egg as a legal person. Why advocates on both sides of the abortion issue warn that the measure, if passed, could have far-reaching consequences.

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