TCC Radio: The Religious Legacy of John Paul II

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Blessed Pope John Paul II & Blessed Mother Teresa

Krista Tippett discusses the religious legacy of St. Pope John Paul II. JP II championed a consistent ethic of life and nonviolence from conception to natural death, defended the poor and the environment, criticized capitalism and helped defeat communism. Listen to it from On Being after the jump:

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Pope Francis Deplores ‘Distraction’ in Fight Against Climate Change

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Echoing his predecessors Pope Francis calls for an “ecological conversion” before it is too late to save the planet and voiced his support for a carbon tax. Catholic News Service: Pope Asks for Scientists and Nations to Save the Planet. Crux: Francis Deplores Politicians ‘Distraction’ from Climate Change

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TCC Video: Why Catholics Should Stand With Standing Rock

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Standing Rock Protestor

Catholics need to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota non-violently resisting the construction of an oil pipeline on their land for four major reasons. More from Anna Keating and watch the video after the jump:

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Voters Reject Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern

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disabled protestors of physician assisted suicide

This was a tough election for Catholic concerns. Voters approved physician assisted suicide, kept the death penalty, and rejected environmental protections. More from NCR: Voters Reject Ballot Measures on Issues of Catholic Concern

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