12.15
TCC Radio: Nuns on the Ranch Give a Heavenly Twist to Beef

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Sr. Elizabeth Feeds Yoda

You might be familiar with breweries run by monks, but not everyone knows that many abbeys and convents also have roots in ranching and agriculture, combining farm work with prayer. More from NPR after the jump:

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12.9
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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12.1
TCC Radio: Newborn Baby Abandoned in Catholic Church’s Manger Already Being Loved

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newborn baby

If only it could always be this simple. A mother who felt she couldn’t care for her child, brought him someplace safe and warm, a Catholic church’s manger scene. Listen to the story from NPR after the jump:

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