Tuesday, April 29, 2008

“The Beauty and Challenge of Being Catholic–Hearing the Faithful”

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Greetings from Speaking of Faith, public radio's Peabody Award-winning conversation about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas produced and distributed by American Public Media. I'm writing with details of our upcoming program, which I’m sure will be of great interest to you.

As Pope Benedict's visit to the U.S. approached, Speaking of Faith invited Catholic listeners to reflect on the state of Roman Catholicism as seen through their eyes. Our invitation was extended widely by bloggers and the National Catholic Register, and we were overwhelmed with hundreds of thoughtful responses from far-flung corners of Catholic life. In “The Beauty and Challenge of Being CatholicHearing the Faithful,” Speaking of Faith listens to some of themon the force of this vast and ancient tradition on their lives, the ways they struggle with it, the sources of their love for it. Even to be a “lapsed Catholic”, we hear, is a complex state of being.

“The Beauty and Challenge of Being CatholicHearing the Faithful” will air on public radio stations nationwide from Thursday, May 1Wednesday, May 7. It will also be featured online at speakingoffaith.org where you can download and podcast the program. Find broadcast locations and times, other Speaking of Faith programs and much more at speakingoffaith.org.

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