Our lives are shaped by language, even if most of us are not poets. But it helps to talk to one if you want to reflect deeply on how language, in the words of this week’s guest, can make or break a world, can fail us or save us. Pádraig Ó Tuama is an Irish poet and theologian and host of the podcast “Poetry Unbound” with On Being Studios. We speak with Pádraig about his love for words, the politics of poetry and the need for creativity in the work of peace and reconciliation.
In Signs of the Times, Zac and Ashley discuss Pope Francis’ new encyclical of human fraternity, “Fratelli Tutti.” The hosts give their top three takeaways and share what part of this (very long) document spoke to them personally.
Links from the show
Pope Francis closes the door on the death penalty in ‘Fratelli Tutti’
America’s comprehensive coverage of “Fratelli Tutti”
Poetry Unbound podcast
Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (poem read on the show)
Voting Catholid podcast
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