Catholic http://kgou.org en World Views: March 29, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-29-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the banking crisis in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, and the decision to re-try American student Amanda Knox in Italy.</p><p>University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;from Arezzo, Italy. He's been following the Catholic Church's transition of power in the Vatican, and <a href="http://italytodaywithdante.blogspot.it/2013/03/the-great-refusal.html" target="_blank">speculates</a> what the last voluntary papal resignation in 1294 could teach us about 2013.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 2815 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 29, 2013 Pope Emeritus Benedict's Lessons From 700 Years Ago http://kgou.org/post/pope-emeritus-benedicts-lessons-700-years-ago <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world’s 1.2 billion Catholics are celebrating Holy Week, and Pope Francis is preparing for his first Good Friday and Easter Mass as pontiff. It’s been exactly a month since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down from the office of the papacy, which has given observers time to reflect on the historic transfer of power.</span></p><p>“This will stand out as a moment that Church historians will talk about for the next 600 years,” said University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a>. He says if Benedict set a precedent for resignation that future pontiffs would follow, “he has changed the papacy in a way that no one has since probably the 11th Century. [But] I don't think that's going to happen.”</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:55:47 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 2793 at http://kgou.org Pope Emeritus Benedict's Lessons From 700 Years Ago World Views: March 15, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-15-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot, &nbsp;Joshua Landis, and Rebecca Cruise discuss the election of Pope Francis, the financial situation of the Vatican, and the influence of the New World on the Catholic Church.</p><p>Deputy Director for Research at the Mohyla School of Journalism at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy <a href="http://en.j-school.kiev.ua/faculty/grynko/" target="_blank">Anastasiia Grynko</a> joins Grillot and Cruise for a conversation about media ethics and transparency in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 1962 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 15, 2013 Papal Selection "Wonderful Surprise" http://kgou.org/post/papal-selection-wonderful-surprise <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The archbishop of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City says cardinals delivered a "wonderful surprise" by selecting as the new pope a cardinal from the New World.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The former Cardinal Jorge Maria </span>Bergoglio<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; "> of Argentina is now Pope Francis.&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;City Archbishop Paul S. </span>Coakley<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; "> said the church in Latin America is strong and committed to a "new evangelization" and that Francis will be an effective leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Associated Press 1824 at http://kgou.org Papal Selection "Wonderful Surprise"