Church Meets World: The America Magaz...

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.

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Joe Biden's Catholic Faith
Joe Biden talks about his Catholic faith, Pope Francis and politics
41 min
2
Living the issues with the 'Voting Catholic' po...
Just ahead of the election we're sharing the Voting Catholic podcast. To hear the full series, just search "Voting Catholic" wherever you get your podcasts! Voting Catholic Episode 1: "What Happened to the Catholic Vote?" A survey of the evolution of...
29 min
3
‘Mama, I’m through’: The martyrdoms of Emmitt T...
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...
20 min
4
A Coronavirus Prayer
Listen, pray along with America
4 min
5
Introducing PLAGUE: Untold Stories of AIDS and ...
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...
2 min
6
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 We also discuss these articles:
26 min
7
Why Evangelical megachurches are embracing (som...
This week's guest is Anna Keating. We discuss her article We also discuss these articles:
24 min
8
Catholic colleges are searching for new homes i...
America This Week This week's guest is Jonathan Malesic. We discuss his article We also discuss these articles:
23 min
9
How one Catholic stays faithful in the city of ...
This week's guest is Lisa Hendey. We discuss her article We also discuss these stories:  
26 min
10
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 .  We...
28 min
11
Can better corporate organization humanize the ...
America This Week This week's guest is Thomas More Garrett. We discuss his article We also discuss these articles: 
24 min
12
How can activists win more than a viral moment?
America This Week This week's guest is Nathan Schneider. We discuss his article We also discuss these stories:    
24 min
13
The Sports Episode
This week's guest is Michael J. O'Loughlin, America’s national correspondent. We discuss his article “.” We also discuss these articles:    
26 min
14
Why America Media created ‘Deliver Us,’ a podca...
America This Week This week's guest is Maggi Van Dorn. We discuss , America's podcast on the sex abuse crisis.  We also discuss these articles: 
26 min
15
America This Week: 3/6/19
This week's guest is Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble. We discuss her article We also discuss these articles:  
25 min
16
Demystifying the myths of mass incarceration
America This Week This week's guest is John Pfaff. We discuss his article We also discuss these articles:
26 min
17
Bonus Episode - 2019 Oscar Nominees and Catholi...
On Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will award the highly coveted Oscar for Best Picture to one of eight nominees. This year’s field is wide open—no one really knows who will walk away with the golden statue....
31 min
18
Catholics can learn a lot from Black Lives Matter
America This Week This week's guest is Olga Segura, an associate editor at America. We discuss her article We also discuss these articles:
26 min
19
What comes after the era of the parochial school?
America This Week This week's guest is America contributor Betsy Shirley. We discuss her article We also discuss these articles:
26 min
20
How can God and medicine work together to heal ...
America This Week This week's guest is Michael R. Lovell. We discuss his article We also discuss these articles:
21 min
21
How can the Catholic Church help single mothers?
America This Week This week's guest is Kaya Oakes. We discuss her article “.” We also discuss these articles:
23 min
22
What do descendants of slave owners owe descend...
This week's guest is John W. Miller. We talk about his article We also discuss these articles: 
25 min
23
What's at stake in the China-Vatican deal?
America This Week Our guest this week is Paul Mariani, S.J., and we're talking to him about his article, "." We also talk about these articles:
25 min
24
How can we turn ‘Christmas Catholics’ into regu...
Our guest this week is Jack Bentz, S.J., of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He previously served as the director of the Catholic Student Center at Boise State. We discuss his recent article:.  We also discuss...
24 min
25
Praying the examen this Advent
Our guest this week is James Martin, S.J., editor at large of America. We discuss praying the examen this Advent. We also discuss these articles:      
27 min
26
A look at women's leadership—in Biblical times ...
America This Week Our guest this week is Richard J. Clifford, S.J. We discuss his article . We also discuss these articles: 
24 min
27
What setbacks are asylum seekers facing at the ...
Our guest this week is J.D. Long-García. We discuss his article . We also discuss these stories:   
24 min
28
A look at the first pastoral letter against rac...
America This Week Our guest this week is Michael J. O'Loughlin, America's national correspondent. We talk about his and Olga Segura's article . We also discuss these stories: 
25 min
29
What are the dangers of artificial intelligence...
Our guest this week is John Miller. We talk to him about his article   We also discuss some of the stories our editors are most thankful for from the year: 
25 min
30
Is there a ‘civil war‘ in the Catholic Church?
Our October 24 guest is Joe Hoover, S.J. We talk to him about his article We also discuss these stories:    
28 min
31
How can we cure gun violence?
America This Week Our Nov 7 guest is Eileen Markey, who will talk about her article,  We also discuss these articles:
26 min
32
Choosing the Right Godparent
Our October 31 guest is Simcha Fisher. We talk to her about her recent article on how to choose the right godparents, which you can read . We also discuss these stories:
19 min
33
What is left of the Christian community in Iraq?
Our October 24 guest is Kevin Clarke. We talk to him about his recent reporting from Iraq, which you can read . We also discuss these stories:  
25 min
34
Rethinking what it means to be 'college material'
America This Week Our October 17 guest is Cyrus Habib, the lieutenant governor of Washington State.  We also discuss these stories:
23 min
35
Moving forward from the sexual abuse crisis wit...
America This Week Our October 10 guest is John Carr, America's Washington correspondent.  We discuss his recent article We also discuss these stories: 
26 min
36
What is the future of Jesuit education?
Our Oct. 3 guest is Michael C. McCarthy, S.J., vice president for mission integration and planning and an associate professor of theology at Fordham University. We discuss his recent article, We also discuss these stories:
25 min
37
Becoming a theologian means accepting an invita...
Our September 26 guest is Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M., professor emerita of New Testament studies and Christian spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif.  We discuss...
23 min
38
What nuns and ‘nones’ can learn from one another
Our September 5 guest is Kaya Oakes, a contributing writer for America, who teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of The Nones Are Alright. We discuss her recent article  We also discuss...
25 min
39
Cardinal Avery Dulles, remembering a Catholic t...
Our September 12 guest is Pat Ryan, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University and a former student of Cardinal Dulles.  We discuss his recent article "." We also discuss these...
27 min
40
Major developments in the sexual abuse crisis
Our September 19 guest is America's National Correspondent Michael O'Loughlin.  We discuss his recent article "." We also discuss these stories: 
12 min
41
How Latin America influenced the Catholic Church
Our Aug 22 guest is Hosffman Ospino, an associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at Boston College. We discuss his recent article "" We also discuss these articles:     
6 min
42
Reflecting on “Humanae Vitae,” 50 years on
Our July 25 guest is Holly Taylor Coolman, an assistant professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. We discuss her recent article '.’ We also discuss these articles:
19 min
43
How can we build community with those incarcera...
Our July 18 guest is Olga Segura, an associate editor at America and co-host of .  We discuss her recent article, ". We also discuss these articles:
22 min
44
How can the church help women in abusive marria...
Our July 11 guest is Simcha Fisher, a speaker, freelance writer and author of The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning. She blogs daily at simchafisher.com and weekly at The Catholic Weekly. She lives in New Hampshire...
24 min
45
Who will care for the guards?
Our July 4 guest is Eve Tushnet, a contributing writer for America and author of Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith and Amends: A Novel. We discuss her recent article, “”...
15 min
46
Can Canadian Catholics reconcile after “whitewa...
America This Week Our June 27 guest is Eileen Markey, an independent reporter and the author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura (Nation Books). She lives in the Bronx and teaches journalism at the...
29 min
47
Why we should end the cult of the presidency
Our June 20 guest is Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America and a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado, ...
24 min
48
Overprescribing is not the problem behind the o...
Our June 13  guest is Sally Satel, a psychiatrist who practices in a methadone clinic and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. We ...
26 min
49
My (second hand) experience of cystic fibrosis
Our June 6 guest is Anna Keating, the co-author of The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life (Penguin Random ...
25 min
50
Who will care for adults with disabilities?
Our May 30 guest is John W. Miller, a Pittsburgh-based writer and former staff reporter and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. We discuss ...
27 min
51
How can parents keep their children in the faith?
Our May 23 guest is Kristin Gilger. We'll be talking to her about her recent article, "What can Catholic moms do if they want their kids ...
19 min
52
How Justin Trudeau is causing Canada to examine...
Our May 16 guest is Dean Dettloff, America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies. We discuss his recent article, “Justin ...
24 min
53
Father James Martin on the Met Gala and the “He...
Our May 9 guest is James Martin, S.J. editor-at-large at America. We discuss his recent interview with Andrew Bolton, “Meet the curator of the Met’s new ...
30 min
54
Ross Douthat on the future of the church
Our May 2 guest is Ross Douthat, a New York Times columnist and author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. ...
24 min
55
Why is it so difficult to report on Latinos in ...
Our Apr. 25 guest is Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, the founder and chief executive officer of Lantigua Williams Co., an audio and film production company based ...
24 min
56
Adjusting to Catholic motherhood
Our Apr. 18 guest is Jennifer Fulwiler, a lay Catholic writer, speaker and host of The Jennifer Fulwiler Show on "The Catholic Channel," SiriusXM radio channel ...
26 min
57
A look at life on the U.S.-Mexico border
Our Apr. 11 guest is J.D. Long-García, a senior editor at America. We discuss his recent article, “What life is like on the U.S.-Mexico border.” Listen ...
26 min
58
Meet the families who farm all of your Easter l...
Our Apr. 4 guest is Jim McDermott, S.J.,America’s Los Angeles correspondent. We discuss her recent article, “The remarkable life of the Easter lily and the ...
22 min
59
Black Lives Matter and Martin Luther King, Jr.:...
Our Mar. 28 guest is Nichole M. Flores, an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. We discuss her recent article, ...
23 min
60
Is a deal between the Vatican and China a good ...
Our Mar. 21 guest is Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief and president of America. Due to Winter Storm Toby in New York City, ...
25 min
61
How can we minister to families in the aftermat...
Our Mar. 14 guest is Fr. Charles Rubey, Founder and Director of Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS). You can read about his ministry ...
23 min
62
The world needs the Black Madonna
Our Feb. 28th guest is Br. Mickey McGrath, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, an award-winning artist and author of 18 art and faith ...
20 min
63
Bonus Episode - 2018 Oscar Nominees and Catholi...
Join as we talk about our favorites and pull out the religious and Catholic themes found in this past year's best movies. John Anderson and Bill ...
38 min
64
Bringing pro-life and feminist goals together
The guest for February 21 is Serrin M. Foster, president of Feminists for Life and author of "Why pro-life feminism is more important than ever." We also ...
15 min
65
Searching for Our Lady of Grace in the rust belt
Our Feb. 7th guest is Sonja Livingston, author of several books of literary nonfiction, including the award-winning memoir Ghostbread. We discuss his recent article, What a Rust ...
25 min
66
A West Virginia town looks for a new start in T...
Our guest on Feb. 7 is John W. Miller, a Pittsburgh-based writer and former staff reporter and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. We ...
32 min