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Lifestyle & Belief

iHave a Confession to Make

The Takeaway speaks to one entrepreneur who has taken up the challenge. Patrick Leinen is the co-founder of Little iApps and creator of The Confession App, which facilitates Catholics who aim to seek penance for their sins.

Conflict & Justice

Vatican bank gets an upgrade

Lisa Mullins talks with theologian Father Thomas Reese about changes in the Vatican Bank. New rules announced today should increase transparency, prevent money laundering or the financing of terrorists.

Conflict & Justice

Demystifying sainthood

On Sunday, Australia will have its own saint when Mary MacKillop, a nun who died in 1909, is sanctified by the Vatican. We speak with former Newsweek religion editor Kenneth Woodward about Catholic hagiography, the process of becoming a saint.

Global Politics

Church and state in Britain

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Patricia Fara, who teaches the history and philosophy of science in Clare College at Cambridge University, about the role of religion in British society, and how it compares to the situation here in the United States.

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Global Politics

Pope Francis and Argentina's Dirty War

The new Pope, formerly Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was head of the Jesuit Order in Argentina during much of that nation's darkest episode, the so-called Dirty War in the 1970s and early '80s. That has led to some uncomfortable questions there about his role.

Global Politics

Hugo Chavez and the Vatican

Venezuela's interim President Nicholas Maduro suggested that the late president Hugo Chavez might have "influenced" the selection of a Latin American pope from "his perch in heaven." But during his lifetime, Chavez ridiculed Catholic leaders in Venezuela.