Catholic Reconciliation

The country continues to mourn the death of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. During the final months of his life Cardinal Bernardin devoted himself to the difficult task of unifying the Catholic Church. But is such a reconciliation possible? Can the church find a balance between traditional teachings and modern social thought. Guests: Jim Naughton Author Catholics in Crisis (Addison-Wesley:1996) Senior Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education Father Richard John Neuhaus Editor-in Chief, First Things Listeners call in

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