26 episodes

This series is intended to reach out to Christians searching for new and creative ways to live their faith. It doesn't matter whether you are looking for something more than Sunday Mass or whether you've left the institutional church all together. We welcome you if you are appalled with the clerical sex abuse crisis, or perhaps feeling excluded due to being divorced and remarried, maybe a young adult who feels your life experiences in today's world are not being addressed, or you're simply seeking a more personal community.

Catholic Church Reform Int'l Rene Reid

    • Religion & Spirituality

This series is intended to reach out to Christians searching for new and creative ways to live their faith. It doesn't matter whether you are looking for something more than Sunday Mass or whether you've left the institutional church all together. We welcome you if you are appalled with the clerical sex abuse crisis, or perhaps feeling excluded due to being divorced and remarried, maybe a young adult who feels your life experiences in today's world are not being addressed, or you're simply seeking a more personal community.

    Interview with Dr. Anthony Massimini

    Interview with Dr. Anthony Massimini

    Dr. Massimini shares his insights into how we grow up and become mature Christians in today's world.  He reflects on the fact that it is our job as Christians to assume far greater responsibility for our world, our church, and the future of our planet. You might enjoy checking out his blog called the 21st Century American Catholic: http://the21stcenturyamericancatholic.blogspot.com/p/about_30.html. 


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    • 28 min
    Interview with Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice group NETWORK

    Interview with Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice group NETWORK

    In this episode, Sister discusses the coming 2020 presidential election. She points out the similarity of the healthcare plans proposed by the various candidates and how it is primarily cost that distinguishes them from one another.  Understanding this will hopefully unite Democrats behind Joe Biden, the likely nominee for the Democratic party. She also addressed how Catholic Christians learn to make "prudential judgments" about applying the church's teaching to politics? it is not up to church hierarchy to tell Christians how to vote. With well-formed consciences, it is up to each of us to make that determination for ourselves as to the moral good of our country. Sister shares the need for us all to be multi-issue voters focused on the common good for all.


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    • 30 min
    Interview with Virginia Saldanha about the issue of women in the church today

    Interview with Virginia Saldanha about the issue of women in the church today

    Virginia has worked professionally her whole life for the cause of women in the Church. In this interview, representing Voices of Faith, she invites all of us to participate in the March 8, 2020 Int'l Women's Day to stand in solidarity with women and the need for women to be treated with dignity and recognized for their significant contributions to the Church. It is well beyond time for women to be allowed to participate equally with men as ministers in the Church.  


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    • 30 min
    Love, Sex, and the Joy of Amoris Laetitia

    Love, Sex, and the Joy of Amoris Laetitia

    This episode introduces a discussion on family life as presented in the papal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, the Joy of Love. It discusses its perspective on such critical issues as divorce-remarriage, birth control, and the LGBT issue offering less emphasis on  church rules and a greater realization of the need for compassion as families struggle in today’s world. It softens the ban on divorced and remarried Catholics being excluded from the Sacraments. This first segment introduces you to Love, Sex, and the Joy of Amoris Laetitia as presented by theologian, and author, Reverend Daniel P. Horan, OFM where Father offers an introduction to the Joy of Love. In the second segment, Josh Elliott interviews Candace Moss, a theologian and professor of the New Testament at Catholic University on this exhortation. And in the final segment, Professor John Leonard is interviewed who further explains this exhortation as moving away from a pronouncement of church rules to the need for personal conscience in these important matters.


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    • 25 min
    Interview with Reverend Tony Flannery

    Interview with Reverend Tony Flannery

    Fr. Tony Flannery, from Ireland,  is a religious writer and Roman Catholic Redemptorist priest who was suspended by the Vatican in 2012. He was told by the Vatican that he would be allowed to return to ministry only if he agreed to write, sign and publish a statement agreeing, among other things, that women should never be ordained as priests and that he would adhere to church orthodoxy on matters like contraception and homosexuality. Our discussion centers around the future of the Church.


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    • 29 min
    Interview with Tina Beattie regarding women's struggle for equality in the Church

    Interview with Tina Beattie regarding women's struggle for equality in the Church

    Tina Beattie, a professor of Catholic Studies at Roehampton University in London, discusses the major challenges facing women in the Church today. She evaluates the setbacks of the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict for women. While Pope Francis is not doing all that many of us wish he could be doing for women, she feels he has created an openness in dialogue on this issue and her prayer is that the next pope will carry on what Francis has begun.


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    • 27 min

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