RECENT MEDIA

Recent articles and essays:
    Pope Francis: Reality is superior to ideasChristian Century 
        (Then & Now blog): March 2015
    Pope Francis channels Yves Congar's True and False Reform: The            Tablet: January 2015
    Don't believe everything you hear--there's only one pope: Reuters:         Nov. 2014 (and cited by Religion News Service)
    Vatican synod was about the meaning of church: Christian Century         (Then & Now blog): November 2014
    A Changing Church: Nothing To Be Afraid Of: Commonweal: August         2006 (reprinted here because of its relevance to October 2014            Vatican synod on family)
    John XXIII and John Paul II: Our Newest Saints: St. Anthony                Messenger: April 2014
                reprinted in The Catholic Advocate (Archdiocese of Newark)
    A Jesuit Pope with a Franciscan Heart: St. Anthony Messenger:                Dec. 2013
        Commonweal: May 2013
    First impressions of Pope FrancisCNN.com: March 2013
    A Pope's Progress: Assessing Benedict's LegacyA
mericaMarch 2013
    Pope Benedict's resignation
CNN.com: Feb. 2013
    Defining Doctrine: Catholic News Service: October 2012
    Understanding the Canonization ProcessLiguorian: May-June 2011

On-air commentator for documentaries:
    CNN: The Making of a Saint: April 2014
    CNN: Pope Francis: Man of Many Firsts: Sept 2013/April 2014 
    The History Channel: "Secret Access: The Vatican"March 2011: (also script consultant)
    The History Channel: "Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest": May 2008

Video interviews: 2008--present 
  CNN: new papal saints: April 2014
  CNN Piers Morgan: evening of Pope Francis' election: March 2013
  CNN: next pope's tasks: Feb. 2013
  CNN International: evening of Pope Benedict's resignation: Feb. 2013
  WNBC: day of 
Pope Benedict's resignation: Feb. 2013
  
Kean TVday of Pope Benedict's resignation: Feb 2013
   HuffPost Live (web)
   Sun News Network (Canada)
   NY-1: Live coverage of Cardinal Dolan's prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral: Feb. 2012
   WNBC: Live coverage of Vatican ceremony elevating NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan to cardinal: Feb. 2012
    NY-1: Live coverage: Timothy
       Dolan as new NY Archbishop: April         2009
   WNBC: Live coverage of Pope                        Benedict XVI Mass at St. Patrick's            Cathedral: April 2008
    NY-1: Live two-day coverage of Pope         Benedict XVI visit to NYC,                      April 2008
    PBS News Hour: papal conclave after         John Paul II death: April 2005

Radio interviews: 2011--present
    Texas Public Radio: Oct. 2013
    NPR: Popes who resigned: Feb. 
2013
    Diocese of Phoenix Bishop's Hour
    
NPR: John Paul II's Sainthood: April 
        2011
    Sirius XM Radio Catholic Channel
    News Talk San Francisco
    WDEL Delaware Radio
    L
ithuanian National Radio


Print interviews: 2013--present
    Religion news service: Scottish cardinal steps down
    CNN.com: pope names new cardinals
    Associated Press: new Chicago archbishop
    The New York Times: Cardinal Dolan
    ABC News.com: saint-making
    Religion News Service II: more on papal saints
    Religion News Service I: papal saints
     The Record: Vatican survey
    Newark Star-Ledger: Archbishop Myers' successor
    The Record:Pope's surprising interview
    Newark Star-Ledger: Pope's surprising interview
    Slate.com
 
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Selected archive
Slate.com:
Midnight Mass: Dec. 21, 2012
Slate.com: resource on popes firing bishops: Dec. 3, 2012
Sirius XM Radio Catholic Channel: Oct. 10, 2012; Aug. 22, 2011; April 6, 2010; July 2, 2008
Reuters: Vatican butler scandal: May 30, 2012
Religion News Service: clergy and congregations: March 15, 2012

Huffington Post: Archbishop Dolan's address to Vatican curia: Feb. 16, 2012
Associated Press: "Indicted Bishop Plans to Continue Leading Diocese": Oct. 19, 2011
The New York Times: "Despite Speculation, Dolan Is Not Named a Cardinal": October 20, 2010
National Post (Toronto): "New Vatican Rules": July 15, 2010
Associated Press: "Despite Outrage from Critics, Popes Rarely Resign": April 12, 2010
The New York Times: "Do Popes Quit?" April 10, 2010
Politics Daily: "Will the Pope Resign?" March 27, 2010
The New York Times: "Q and A on Church Sex Abuse Scandal": March 15, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Former St. Louis Prelates May Be in Line for Red Hat": February 20, 2010

National Post (Toronto): "Pope Reaching out to Traditional Catholics": February 7, 2009
The New York Times: "Egan May Be Leaving the Archdiocese Soon, Now that a Historic Visit Has Ended": April 21, 2008
The New York Times: "A Deep Respect for Benedict, but It's Still True Love for John Paul": April 20, 2008

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