Religious News with Peter Smith: State of the News

Do voters like their candidates talking religion on the campaign trail? The Courier-Journal’s Peter Smith brought us up to date on religious news—including research that seeks to answer that question—on Friday’s State of the News. We also talked about the latest on whether Amish buggies will be allowed to display reflective tape rather than orange […]

No Plan from Supercommittee, Wall Street Occupiers Meet with Tea Partiers, Changes to Catholic Liturgy, Turkey Tutorial: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm The supercommittee charged with arriving at a debt reduction plan will likely admit defeat today. Democrats accused Republicans of refusing a deal to have wealthy Americans pay more. Republicans criticized Democrats for insisting on tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. We’ll explore the rancor from both sides, and what the lack of a plan […]

Vatican Releases Guidelines For Sex Abuse Situations

The Vatican today released a letter presenting some guidelines for dealing with sex abuse in dioceses around the world. The letter didn’t change much on the policy outlined last summer by Pope Benedict XVI…and the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, says the new guidelines don’t go far enough. SNAP Outreach Coordinator […]

Changes in Catholic Mass Causing Apprehension

The Catholic Church saw great changes after the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II in the 1960s. It ushered in more involvement from lay people and services no longer said in Latin but in local languages. Now, Catholic leaders are prescribing new rules that have some Catholics questioning the future of the […]