My Big Fat Very Catholic Dream Wedding


Are you a Sorta Catholic? Symptoms include: residual guilt, love for Pope Francis, alternating between church and SoulCycle Sundays. 

This week's guest is a Sorta Catholic who wound up having a Very Catholic Wedding. Tracey Wigfield won an Emmy as a writer for “30 Rock” and is a graduate of Boston College (you can decide which is more impressive). We ask her about the pros and cons of being Catholic in Hollywood, her new sitcom “Great News” and whether her's is the last generation of Sorta Catholics. We somehow forgot to ask her what it's like to have Tina Fey as your mentor. Next time.


And in Signs of the Times this week, we check in on the bros of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus who recently celebrated their last Easter together with the official Catholic chaplain of the circus. (I have since been informed that these brothers are not, in fact, a traveling fraternity.) Plus: May Day and the working-class roots of our Lord and Savior, the Catholic roots of modern science and Pope Francis’ historic trip to Egypt. Finally, we discuss a surprising new study on how college education affects religious practice. 

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Link from the show:

A Sorta Catholic’s Very Catholic Wedding

Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

Why Thousands Marched Today for Immigrants and Workers

Society of Catholic Scientists meets in Chicago for first-ever conference

Pope Francis makes history in Egypt

New data suggests religious Americans with college experience tend to participate in services more often than their peers.

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Esteban McKenzie
11 months 1 week ago

Wanted to point out that your mention about the May Day protests was a tad short on context. This year's protests involving immigrant rights was NOT unique by a long-shot as May Day has been linked to protests for Immigrant Rights for many years, in some cities at least. Most famously the nationwide 2006 protests:…


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