NCR Podcast: Nobel Peace Prize, updates from the Vatican and U.S. church

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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago listens to a question from a member of the media April 8 about Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia." (CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

In this episode, NCR Bertelsen intern James Dearie makes his podcast debut to talk about the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Later, NCR correspondents Josh McElwee and Heidi Schlumpf talk about what they're reporting on and who they're watching in the U.S. and abroad.

Show Notes

  • The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been signed by 53 countries and ratified by three, including the Vatican.
  • Joshua McElwee reported last week from a conference ​on Amoris Laetitia at Boston College, co-hosted by theologian Jesuit Fr. James Keenan and Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich.
  • Conference co-host Cardinal Cupich says Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to see families as a "privileged place" where God is alive and at work in the world.
  • Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Myanmar in late November, the Vatican confirms.
  • The Catholic Church has a model for how to do dialogue well in Pope Francis, says Cardinal Cupich

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