'America This Week' on SiriusXM: Live on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Eastern

Tim Reidy, Matt Malone, S.J., Kerry Weber and James Martin, S.J.

Join us each week at 1pm Eastern on The Catholic Channel for "America This Week," our new weekly radio show on SiriusXM.

Tune in to hear analysis of news headlines at the intersection of the church and the world with hosts Fr. Matt Malone, Kerry Weber, Tim Reidy and New York Times best-selling author Fr. Jim Martin.


Tune in for a smart Catholic take on faith and culture infused with Jesuit spirituality.

"America This Week" debuted Wednesday September 10th at 1 pm Eastern only on The Catholic Channel, SiriusXM 129 and on SiriusXM app. Excerpts from past shows are linked to below and on America's podcast page.

Past guests include:


Fr. Bryan Massingale on the deaths of two African American men at the hands of policeJuly 13

Jim McDermott, S.J., on the church's reaction to California's assisted suicide law, July 6

Rhona Tarrant on Brexit reactions from Ireland, June 29

Dan Barry on his new book, "The Boys in the Bunkhouse," June 22

Archbishop Blase Cupich on the mass shooting in Orlando, June 15

Dr. Jacob Kohlhaas on scripture and the family, June 8

Bishop Robert McElroy on the future of nuclear weapons, May 25

Dr. Phyllis Zagano on the possibility of women deacons in the church, May 18

Sean Salai, S.J., on his new book, "What Would Pope Francis Do?," May 11

Bishop Edward K. Braxton on Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church, May 4

Sr. Patricia Daly on socially responsible investing, April 27

James Kubicki, S.J., and Frédéric Fornos, S.J., on the Apostleship of Prayer, April 20

Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio on "Amoris Laetitia" and families, April 13

Leah Libresco on the intersection of faith and statistics, April 6

Luke Hansen, S.J., on closing Guantanamo Bay, March 30

Sam Sawyer, S.J., on the 10th anniversary of Twitter, March 23

Peter Quinn on the Irish-American experience, March 16

Nicole Perone on women in the life of the church, March 9

Paul D. McNelis, S.J., on the economic memories of Pope Francis, March 2

The Rev. Elias D. Mallon on international religious freedom, Feb. 24

Thomas Lee on the legacy of Antonin Scalia, Feb. 17

Dr. Gerald Schlabach on the glamour of evil, Feb. 10

Beth Knobbe on the vocation of single life in the church, Feb. 3

Pádraig Ó Tuama on reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Jan. 27

Dr. Bryan Vincent on a pro-life approach to civil discourse, Jan. 20

Robert David Sullivan on Obama's final State of the Union, Jan. 13

Megan McCabe on pornography and sexual ethics, Jan. 6


Matt Malone, S.J., Kerry Weber and Sam Sawyer, S.J., on the top stories of 2015, Dec. 30

Fr. Joe McShane, S.J., on millenials in college, Dec. 16

David Naglieri on Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 9

Dr. Katrine Camilleri and Denise Coghlan, R.S.M., on serving refugees, Dec. 2

Fr. Bernard Kinvi on Pope Francis' visit to Africa, Nov. 26

Shaun Casey on the new office of Religion and Global Affairs at the U.S. State department, Nov. 18

Fr. Charles Barnes on being a pastor to veterans, Nov. 11

Ellen K. Boegel on important cases before the Supreme Court, Nov. 4

Ronald Rolhesier, O.M.I., on the Passion of Christ, Oct. 28

Rabbi Daniel Polish on Jewish-Catholic relations, Oct. 21

John Sexton on life in higher education, Oct. 14

James Martin, S.J., on his new novel, "The Abbey," Oct. 7

David Gregory on his new book, "How's Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey," Sept. 30

Ambassador Miguel Diaz on Pope Francis's visit to Cuba, Sept. 16

Andrea Mercado on the 100 Women, 100 miles pilgrimage, Sept. 9

Joseph Parkes, S.J., on the vision of Cristo Rey, Sept. 2

Mitch Landrieu on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Aug. 26

Kevin Ahern on Catholic organizations serving the common good, Aug. 19

Jennifer Fulwiler on atheism, conversion and raising a Catholic family, Aug. 12

George Mitchell on the art of compromise, Aug. 5 

Dan-el Padilla Peralta on growing up as an undocumented immigrant, July 29

Joseph Loconte on World War I, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, July 22

Phil Klay on his book, "Redeployment," July 15

Paul Moses on Irish and Italians in New York, July 8

Andrew Bacevich on the Middle East, July 1

Roy Peterson on the Bible, June 24

Mitzi Schroeder on the refugee crisis, June 17

Elizabeth Drescher on understanding the "nones," June 10

Fr. David Stewart, S.J. on FIFA and ethics in sports, June 3

Bill McGarvey on the transition to college, June 3

Robert Ellsberg on saints for today, May 27

Kerry Alys Robinson on the gift of giving, May 20

Mark Gray on the average American Catholic, May 13 

Nathan Schneider on Catholic cooperation, April 29

Bro. Joe Hoover, S.J. on poetry, Apr. 22

Holly Taylor Coolman on adoption and the Christian life, Apr. 15

Fr. Ricardo Avila, S.J. on consumer debt, Apr. 8

Fr. Leo O'Donovan, S.J. on Holy Week and Easter traditions, Apr. 1

Jeanne Bishop on forgiveness, Mar. 25

Stephen Bullivant on understanding the Trinity, Mar. 18

Amy-Jill Levine on the parables of Jesus, Mar. 11

Rudy Lopez on "fast from fast food," Mar. 4

Eric LeCompte on the burdens of debt, Feb. 25

Maureen Tilley on the history of Lent, Feb. 18

Christiana Peppard on the ethics of Water, Feb. 11

Paul Baumann on Catholic journalism, Feb. 4

John Carr on Catholics in the Public Square, Jan. 28

Msgr. Paul V. Garrity on marriage and annulment, Jan. 21

Serrin Foster on feminism and the pro-life movement, Jan. 14

Kevin Clarke on Archbishop Oscar Romero as a martyr, Jan. 14


Kevin Clarke on the top Catholic news stories of 2014, Dec. 31

John Anderson on Christmas films, Dec. 24

Jason Storbakken on his work with people experiencing homelessness, Dec. 17

Thomas Maier on his book When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys, Dec. 10

The Rev. Rhonda Mawhood Lee on "suicide's sorrowful mystery," Dec. 3

Fr. Patrick Ryan, S.J. on the Caliphate, Nov. 26

Bishop Robert W. McElroy on Pope Francis's message on economic inequality, Nov. 19

Michael Lee on the 25th anniversary of the killing of the Jesuits in El Salvador, Nov. 12

Fr. Joseph Lingan, S.J. on discerning a vocation, Nov. 5

Robert David Sullivan on the 2014 midterm elections, Oct. 29

Fr. Jack Wall on mission dioceses, Oct. 22

Meghan J. Clark on understanding solidarity and Catholic social teaching, Oct. 15

Ellen Boegel on the Supreme Court and religion, Oct. 8

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell on Flannery O'Connor, Oct. 1

Fr. Thomas Rosica on the synod, Sept. 24

Kevin Clarke on the rise of the Islamic State, Sept. 17

Attorney Rob McCreanor on the immigration crisis, Sept. 10


Kevin Clarke, Kerry Weber and Fr. Matt Malone, S.J, at the SiriusXM studios in Manhattan.


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Rick Sherman
4 years 4 months ago
What a promising idea. I've often hoped that some Catholic entity would rise to the daily sophistication of National Public Radio (at least some of their programming some of the time). It would be very interesting if your team could regularly track Fresh Air, On Point, Forum, Market Place, Morning Edition and All Things Considered and take up where they often leave off with a deeper Catholic perspective on the issue at hand. NPR does a great job in so many cases of developing the dialogue on a pertinent issue, but often lets it just drop for lack of a deeper spiritual insight. You could call it All Things Considered and Then Some....... Blessings, Fr. Rick Sherman
Lisa Shanteau
4 years 4 months ago
Simply awesome!!
Peter Oxenhandler
4 years 4 months ago
Will the programs be available on MP3 ? I'd like to click and listen right now.


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