NCR Podcast: Tom Roberts and David Gibson on Catholic censorship


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NCR's Tom Roberts and David Gibson of Fordham University discuss an unsettling pattern of Catholic writers and scholars being disinvited from speaking engagements and adjunct positions due to intimidation from far-right Catholic groups.

Show Notes

  • We say: The Catholic Church needs civil conversation, not censorship.
  • Fr. Jim Martin was uninvited from a speaking engagement at the CUA seminary.
  • Pressure led Madonna University to cancel a talk by theologian M. Shawn Copeland.
  • Rebecca Bratten Weiss, co-founder of the 'New Pro-Life Movement,' lost her job after being attacked online.
  • Don't cave to bullies, CUA alumni say after the seminary cancels Martin's appearance.
  • Cardinal Cupich extended an invite to Jim Martin to speak in Chicago amid cancellations.
  • The CDF is notably silent under Pope Francis, reports Josh McElwee.

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