Catholicism en An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds interviews local author Fred Moody about his account of discovering his seminary's sexual abuse past in his book, "Unspeakable Joy."</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 18, 2013.</em><br /> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 24069 at An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal Gay Former Nun Reflects On Homosexuality And The Church <p>Mary Dispenza came out of the closet more than 20 years ago. At the time, the former nun was directing pastoral nun services at the Seattle Archdiocese. Once Mary came out as gay, the church wouldn’t let her keep her position for long. Dispenza said that watching the gay vice principal of Eastside Catholic High School has been painful, and, after 20 years, a little too close to home for comfort. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:32:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 26733 at Gay Former Nun Reflects On Homosexuality And The Church Public Safety, Pope's Call For Balance, And Other Stories Of The Week <div><p>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">with <a href="">Joni&nbsp;</a></span><a href=""><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Balter</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the Seattle Times, Crosscut's <a href="">Knute Berger</a> and <a href="">Eli Sanders</a> of The Stranger</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A shooting at the Navy Yard in DC and a fatal stabbing in Seattle's Pioneer Square again raise questions about public safety and mental health care.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle's race for mayor sees a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;new round of polling and endorsements. Plus</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Pope Francis says Catholics need to find "a new balance" on issues like abortion and homosexuality. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What stories were you following this week?</span> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:06:10 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20722 at Public Safety, Pope's Call For Balance, And Other Stories Of The Week Paying Exonerated Prisoners, Carter's Fight For Bae, And The Pope's Press Conference <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Compensating The Wrongfully Convicted</strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine you’re wrongfully convicted of a violent crime and sent to prison. After many years, you’re exonerated by DNA evidence and released. When you leave prison, you get zero compensation from the state for the time you spent in jail. That used to be a probable scenario, but thanks to a new law that went into effect on Sunday, people wrongfully convicted of crimes are now allowed to file a claim for damages up to $50,000 against the state. We talk with Alan Northrop, who was convicted of rape, burglary and kidnapping in 1993 and exonerated and released from prison in 2010.<br><br><strong>Former President Carter Plans North Korea Trip</strong></span><br>Former President Jimmy Carter is reportedly planning a trip to North Korea. The White House confirmed Carter’s plans on Monday. He’s expected to try to win the release of Kenneth Bae, the Lynnwood man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “committing hostile acts” against the North Korean government. We talk with Professor Charles Armstrong of Columbia University about Kenneth Bae and the delicate dance of diplomacy with the North Korean regime.<br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The Pope's Performance Abroad</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pope Francis spent his first week abroad in Brazil. When asked about homosexual clergy, Francis said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" What did Francis reveal about his character and agenda during his travels? National Catholic Reporter's Jamie Mans<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_42S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>on and Father Paul Janowiak</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of Santa Clara University&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">join us.</span><br><br><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael </span>Fagin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17648 at Paying Exonerated Prisoners, Carter's Fight For Bae, And The Pope's Press Conference Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?' Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:11:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17546 at Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?' Mortal Sins <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>In the mid-1980s a dynamic young monsignor assigned to the Vatican’s embassy in Washington set out to investigate the problem of sexually abusive priests. He found a scandal in the making, confirmed by secret files revealing complaints that had been hidden from police and covered up by the Church hierarchy.</p><p>Meanwhile, a young lawyer listened to a new client describe an abusive sexual history with a priest that began when he was ten years old. The lawsuit he filed would touch off a legal war of historic and global proportions. Ross Reynolds talks with author Michael D’Antonio about his new book "Mortal Sins," which reveals this long and ferocious battle for the soul of the largest and oldest organization in the world.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:43:42 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15764 at Mortal Sins Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved' <strong>Name:</strong> Amanda Brand<p><strong>Hometown:</strong> Queens, N.Y.<p><strong>Current city:</strong> New York, N.Y.<p><strong>Occupation:</strong> Massage therapist<p><strong>Then: </strong><p><em>"My mother's always yelling at me, 'How are you supposed to find a man?'... I tell her, I'm like, 'I'm not interested in men.' "</em><p>Amanda is gay. Her family is Catholic, and when she was a teenager, her parents were convinced she was only going through a phase. Back then, Amanda recorded a diary about coming out to her parents and to the world. Mon, 06 May 2013 17:08:00 +0000 editor 12581 at Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved' "The Vatican Diaries" With John Thavis <p></p><p>What happens behind the scenes at the Vatican? <a href="">Journalist John Thavis</a> has covered the Vatican for almost 30 years, and he hopes to offer insight into its power and politics in his new book, “The Vatican Diaries.”</p><p>Thavis was in Rome when Pope Benedict XVI resigned and when Pope Francis was elected. He spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on April 7, 2013. Fri, 03 May 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 12188 at "The Vatican Diaries" With John Thavis Annette Spaulding-Convy's "Bonsai Nun" <p></p><p></p><p>As a former Dominican nun in the Roman Catholic Church, <a href="" target="_blank">Annette Spaulding-Convy</a> is intimately aware of the complex&nbsp;messages the institution sends about women's bodies. Her poem "Bonsai Nun" finds an apt&nbsp;metaphor in the severe pruning required to make a tree fit the aesthetic and spiritual ideal. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:48:21 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 10955 at Annette Spaulding-Convy's "Bonsai Nun" Conclave For A New Pope Begins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An historic&nbsp;conclave to select the new pope begins today.&nbsp;One hundred and fifteen cardinal-electors will vote one by one to select the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. It's the first conclave&nbsp;in 600 years&nbsp;to take place&nbsp;while the previous pope is still living. What's the mood in Rome right now? Writer </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tiffany Parks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us live from St. Peter’s Square to explain the conclave process and which candidates have Rome buzzing.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9578 at Conclave For A New Pope Begins How To Pick A Pope (With Latin Subtitles) For lovers of the lapsed language Latin, the selection of a new pope is an ecstasyfest.<p>The Roman Catholic Church is so steeped in centuries-old traditions, Pope Benedict XVI <a href="">announced</a> his surprise retirement on Monday the old-fashioned way — in Latin.<p>"<em>Fratres carissimi</em>," the Pope's <a href="">retirement announcement</a> began. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:41:23 +0000 Linton Weeks 8047 at How To Pick A Pope (With Latin Subtitles)