Mere Heresy

00:00

June 4-11 Podcast

This week, on the inaugural edition of America's podcast, a reading of Joseph O'Hare's "Of Many Things," and Tim Reidy talks to literary editor Patricia Kossmann.
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat tells the story of how Christian orthodoxy found a home in the United States, and how the last 50 years has a seen a national turn toward "heresy." Talking about his new book, Bad Religion, he describes notable trends in the Catholic Church, including what he sees as a diminishment of Catholic public witness due to internal squabbling. He also explains his choice of the word accommodationist to describe liberal Christianity, a term some have found troublesome, and talks about being a Catholic public intellectual working in the secular media.

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

It's not easy to talk about mental health. How can we make that conversation easier to have?
Olga SeguraJune 23, 2017
“It’s the water of life, it’s waters of baptism, it’s the Jordan river."
The EditorsJune 22, 2017
How can we change the conversation between the hierarchy and LGBT Catholics?
Ashley McKinlessJune 16, 2017

Our guest this week is Stephanie Slade, a managing editor at Reason magazine and contributing writer at America.

June 14, 2017