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Pope Francis’ Family Document – On Friday, the Vatican will release Pope Francis’ widely anticipated document on family life, Amoris Laetitia, which in Latin means “The Joy of Love.” Host Bob Abernethy and Managing Editor Kim Lawton talk with Rev. Thomas Reese, senior analyst at National Catholic Reporter about what the pope says and the potential impact it may have.
Chicago Gun Violence – Part Two of the story from Judy Valente in Chicago about the deadly spread of gangs and guns in some parts of Chicago – more than 700 shootings there this year, many of them that killed children. In her report, Judy examines the heartbreak of the mothers and families of children killed and the heroic efforts of a juvenile judge and clergy working with families and victims to try to hold back the violence of the gangs.
Belief & Practice, Church Ushers – The spirit and discipline of church doorkeepers. We provide an inside look at the importance of these honored and highly trained ushers who help create the mood for worship at the Hemingway Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in District Heights, Maryland.