Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Pope Francis Speaks Out on Gays and Abortion

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Pope Francis
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Pope Francis

The Catholic Church is too focused on "small-minded rules" and issues like homosexuality and abortion, Pope Francis said in a revealing interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine, released this week. We'll discuss the Pope's candid comments and what they say about his vision for the Church.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Jimmy Akin, columnist for the National Catholic Register and blogger at
  • Father Tom Reese, senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, former editor of America magazine and author of "Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church"
  • Rachel Zoll, national religion writer for the Associated Press

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