10.2
TCC Playlist: Confessions | This American Life

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Confession

Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, interviews Fr. Thomas Santa, a Catholic priest who ministers to people who are scrupulous, people who see God as a harsh judge and confess things that aren’t really sins.  Listen to the story of his work after the jump:

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9.12
TCC Radio: Soul Sister | This American Life

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baptism

The painting above is “Baptism” by T. Coleman. Sonari Glinton tells the story of how a Catholic nun taught his entire school on Chicago‘s South Side that we are all made in image and likeness of God by putting a black Jesus in every classroom.  Listen to the story on This American Life after the jump, it begins at the 34 min. mark.

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9.2
TCC Radio: Act V | This American Life

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prison theater

Over the course of six months, reporter and This American Life contributor Jack Hitt followed a group of inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of the last act—Act V—of Hamlet. Listen to the power of theater to change lives after the jump:

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10.5
TCC Radio: This Week | This American Life

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Baby Shower Mary Ellen Bowman tells This American Life host Ira Glass about how she prayed for her daughter to overcome her addiction to heroin and now she’s clean and expecting a baby.

“I finally resorted to praying, I know it sounds crazy . . . but I’m Catholic and God says if you ask me I will be there.”

Listen to her story after the jump:

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