Maps, they don't love you like I love you

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Whether you connect our episode title to Beyoncé, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs or even Vampire Weekend, maps matter. This week we are talking with Molly Burhans, the founder and executive director of GoodLands, a startup that is mapping the global Catholic Church. Information can change lives and Molly helped us wrap our heads around the amazing work she and her colleagues are doing by mapping the Catholic Church, from analyzing the global priest shortage to understanding how a diocese can use its land holdings to prepare for famine.

In Signs of the Times we cover a recent bank robbery involving nuns (or at least their habits), Sean Spicer’s visit to the Vatican, the recovery efforts in Houston and the uncertainty around the renewal of DACA. And in an update from last week's episode, the case of the former K.K.K. member turned Catholic priest got worse. It looks like his decision to come clean wasn’t as pure as we would have hoped.


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Links from the show:

Goodlands: Making land work for good

President of Strake Jesuit in Houston: 'Our care for one another seems limitless.'

Update: KKK priest

Court rules that company can take nuns' land to build natural gas pipeline

Catholic priest dares wizards to bewitch him if they can

Sean Spicer finally gets to meet Pope Francis

Top Vatican official discusses ISIS terrorist threat

1,300 Catholic Educators to Trump: Preserve DACA

What's on tap?

This week we're drinking some Irish coffee, caffeine and alcohol, the best of both worlds.

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