Church Meets World: The America Magazine Podcast
Church Meets World: The America Magazine Podcast
America Media
This is where the Catholic Church meets the most interesting and consequential issues of our time. Each episode explores a different topic through immersive stories told by America’s editors. “Church Meets World” is the best of our award-winning magazine content reimagined in podcast form. It’s not only what you read in our pages but how you hear it. Presented by Maggi Van Dorn and Sebastian Gomes.
‘Mama, I’m through’: The martyrdoms of Emmitt Till and George Floyd
On the anniversary of Emmitt Till’s murder on August 28, 1955, we reflect on the present day killing of George Floyd and the litany of Black Americans who have been crucified by racial injustice. In both, we witness how Floyd’s cry for his mama and Mamie Till Mobley’s public outcry at her son’s murder, turns private suffering into a public sin and catalyst for justice.  This episode was adapted from an America Magazine article written by Abraham Nussbaum, which you can read at: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/08/06/emmett-till-george-floyd-black-deaths-racism Thanks to Oregon Catholic Press for the use of John Becker’s “Litany of the Saints.” Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.  
Aug 28
20 min
A Coronavirus Prayer
Written and narrated by one of America's executive editors, Kerry Weber, the following coronavirus prayer is a reminder of God’s healing presence in a time of great fear and anxiety. Please pray along with us in the language of your choice: A Coronavirus Prayer - In English A Printable Version of "A Coronavirus Prayer" in English Una Oracion por el Coronavirus - En Español Une priere pour le coronavirus - En Francais Una Preghiera per il Coronavirus - In Italiano
Mar 13
4 min
Introducing PLAGUE: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church
In "Plague" journalist Michael O'Loughlin investigates stories of the AIDS epidemic and the Catholic Church. Mike is America’s national correspondent and he’s covered Catholicism for more than a decade. Mike is also gay and Catholic—and he’s curious how others manage this sometimes complex identity. No time in modern history has been more volatile for gay Catholics than the height of the AIDS epidemic. So he spent the last few years interviewing people who were right in the middle of it. People who fought, worked and grieved through it. Episode 1 will be available on World AIDS Day, December 1, wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more at www.americamag.org/plague
Nov 26, 2019
2 min
The Final Episode
America This Week This is the series finale of "America This Week." Our guest is John W. Miller. We discuss his article "The opioid crisis demands a new solution. Churches are hoping to be part of it."  We also discuss these articles: Social media reinforces clean divisions, but reality is messy. The threat of a climate catastrophe is here. Will U.S. Catholics heed the call? Detroit Catholic schools and parishes to stop all sports on Sunday
May 23, 2019
26 min
Why Evangelical megachurches are embracing (some) Catholic traditions.
This week's guest is Anna Keating. We discuss her article “Why Evangelical megachurches are embracing (some) Catholic traditions.” We also discuss these articles: Pope Francis tells women religious church cannot alter revelation on women’s diaconate Pope Francis’ almsgiver restores power (illegally) to homeless shelter in Italy How Mary can be a bridge between Christians and Muslims Can Christianity in northern Iraq survive after ISIS?
May 17, 2019
24 min
Catholic colleges are searching for new homes in the Southwest. Can they succeed?
America This Week This week's guest is Jonathan Malesic. We discuss his article "Catholic colleges are searching for new homes in the Southwest. Can they succeed?" We also discuss these articles: Ideological bias cannot taint our approach to sexual abuse  The Mueller Report’s most pressing question: Who will hold Trump accountable? The Editors: Border security will not solve the immigration crisis
May 2, 2019
23 min
How one Catholic stays faithful in the city of angels
This week's guest is Lisa Hendey. We discuss her article "Here's how one Catholic stays faithful in the city of angels."  We also discuss these stories: Sri Lankan cardinal demands answers about security lapses after Easter bombings Seven tips for new Catholics, from one convert to another Two U.S. churches: One is closing down parishes, the other is standing-room only  
Apr 26, 2019
26 min
An inside look at Pope Francis’ election
America This Week This week's guest is Gerard O’Connell, America’s Vatican correspondent. We discuss his new book, The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History, an excerpt of which America has published.  We also discuss these stories:  Pope Francis kisses the feet of South Sudan leaders The wrong way to ask Catholics for money amid the sex abuse crisis Grieving the fire of Notre Dame during Holy Week    
Apr 17, 2019
28 min
Can better corporate organization humanize the marketplace?
America This Week This week's guest is Thomas More Garrett. We discuss his article “Can better corporate organization humanize the marketplace? Kickstarter is finding out.” We also discuss these articles:  How the Jesuits’ four new universal apostolic priorities support social enterprise Pope Francis: ‘Build bridges, not walls’ ‘Harry Potter’ books burned at Catholic parish in Poland
Apr 4, 2019
24 min
How can activists win more than a viral moment?
America This Week This week's guest is Nathan Schneider. We discuss his article "How can activists win more than a viral moment?" We also discuss these stories: Why Jesus movies should be strange Explainer: Why doesn't Pope Francis want people to kiss his ring? Founder, board of Vatican women's magazine quit    
Mar 29, 2019
24 min
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