Robert Royal

Faith & Reason Institute

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President of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, DC and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing, a website for Catholic commentary and news

Robert Royal on KCRW

Climate change activists have an influential new ally who could bring along more than a billion followers.

Pope Francis Goes Green, but Will the Flock Follow?

Climate change activists have an influential new ally who could bring along more than a billion followers.

from To the Point

Since Pope Francis was elected in March, he has challenged
the Roman Catholic establishment, using words like “obsessed” and
“narcissistic.” Instead of abortion, gay marriage and…

How Will Pope Francis Change the Catholic Church?

Since Pope Francis was elected in March, he has challenged the Roman Catholic establishment, using words like “obsessed” and “narcissistic.” Instead of abortion, gay marriage and…

from To the Point

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case about a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks and punishes doctors who violate that law.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro talks with Ross Douthat and Elizabeth Bruenig about the impending wave of covid cases, Democrats’ turn to voting rights, and the new-new right wing.

from Left, Right & Center

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

from To the Point

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LAUSD requires students and staff to submit a COVID test before returning to school on Tuesday. More than 60,000 have tested positive, and that has parents worried.

from Greater LA

As the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into the insurrection continues, Rep. Pete Aguilar tells KCRW that he won’t rule out subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy.

from KCRW Features

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Competing fears about nuclear risks, climate change and power supplies are framing the discussion over the future of Diablo Canyon, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California