America This Week: April 17, 2019


Church Meets World: The America Magazine Podcast

This is where the Catholic Church meets the most interesting and consequential issues of our time. Each episode explores a different topic through immersive stories told by America’s editors. “Church Meets World” is the best of our magazine content reimagined in podcast form. It’s not only what you read in our pages but how you hear it. Presented by Maggi Van Dorn and Sebastian Gomes.

*Formerly the America This Week podcast.


This week's guest is Gerard O’Connell, America’s Vatican correspondent. We discuss his new book, The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History, an excerpt of which America has published

We also discuss these stories: 

Pope Francis kisses the feet of South Sudan leaders

The wrong way to ask Catholics for money amid the sex abuse crisis

Grieving the fire of Notre Dame during Holy Week

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