So I’ll be on a show called “The Takeaway” tomorrow

Here’s their website.  We’ll be talking about that interview (a really fascinating one that you should go read right now) that the Pope gave:  roughly ten words of which are being reported and badly misinterpreted by the MSM.  The show airs on public radio across the country, or you can go to the link and stream it tomorrow at 9 AM Eastern.  We need more media outlets in my time zone.  I’ve been up at 5:30 for the last three days!

I seem to have somehow wound up on some MSM rolodexes or something.  First, NBC.  Now this.

Speaking of NBC, they called again and wanted to talk about this stuff too.  But then the reporter got pulled off it to do something else.  So I dunno if I’ll hear from them about this again.  We’ll see.

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  • moseynon

    My gosh, Mark, you suddenly seem to be all over the internet and the airwaves. 🙂

    “The Takeaway” is carried by quite a few public radio stations, although some of them air the show later than the live broadcast. Here is a link with a station locator, along with the time the show airs on that station.

    I think it airs at 1 pm ET on the SiriusXM Public Radio channel, for those with satellite radio.

    I think you will like John Hockenberry. He is smart and fair, and has a sense of humor, too.

  • DJ Wambeke

    Looking forward to it! any of my fellow Minnesota peeps can listen in – 1-2 central is when MPR airs it.

  • Louis Tully

    Since on the topic of “the interview”, all I could think of while reading the comments of “very concerned” comboxers at various Catholic blogs (that shall remain nameless) is your recent post about “reactionaries”. The interview seems to validate your theory on what ole’ Papa Frankie is up to and prove your point re: reactionary Catholics.

    Of course, we should recall that Jesus made the tax collectors stop tax collecting before he ate with them… oh wait…

    • Paxton Reis

      On more “progressive” Catholics sites, there were comments along the line…”do you hear that Dolan, Chaput? He’s talking to you.”

      Not sure why we often need to align ourselves along political lines.

  • introvert_prof

    I thought the Newshour did a good job with it: they had the editor of America on, and just let him talk. He took exactly the correct tack: The Pope was saying that we need to tell the good news first, and that it’s only after people accept the Gospel that they will be ready to hear the rest.

    • Paxton Reis

      Read a piece by Fr. Barron along the same lines, though he put it in context of believers using “beauty” to talk and to invite those away from the Church.
      Seems likes a commonsense and loving approach to the inviting all of us to participate in the Way and the Truth.

  • ganganelli

    The era of the Catholic Church as a wing of the Republican party is over. Deo Gratias.

  • B.E. Ward

    I think the bigger message, to turn it around on the media, is the “10 words reported and badly misrepresented.”

    We live in a world that’s becoming increasingly binary.. 1 or 0, yes or no, up or down. We apparently don’t have time for “Well.. mostly 1.. but let me explain why. Do you have some time?”

    That’s how anyone remotely opposed to SSM became bigots, how those opposed to our wars became liberal pansies, how Benedict became the grumpy old enforcer, and how Francis will apparently headline the LCWR conference next year.

    In the immortal words of Father Ted.. Down with this sort of thing! Truth is truth, yes. But the truth deserves more than a one-word answer, and the world deserves the fulness of the truth.

    • ivan_the_mad

      “In the immortal words of Father Ted”


  • Thomas Boynton Tucker

    Thank goodness they are interviewing someone with a sane mind.
    And you. 🙂

  • introvert_prof

    You’re not listed as a guest on their website. But I’ll be listening anyhow.

    • introvert_prof

      Not much content there, really. I’m seeing a fixation with the gays and abortion phrases from my sort-of-practicing left-wing Catholic relatives, and The Takeaway didn’t really help at all.

      • moseynon

        That is disappointing, and so is the title of the article you linked to. But that headline seems to be basically the words which most MSM outlets are using.