Graziano Marcheshi: Since the beginning of his Papacy in March, Pope Francis has made international headlines with his unconventional messages of hope and compassion for the poor. He’s been praised as the key to progress for the Catholic Church while exploding the heads of conservative critics who have labeled him a Marxist. Graziano Marcheschi, executive director of ministry at Saint Xavier University, talks with us about whether or not this shift in the Catholic church is legitimate or a PR stunt.
DCFS: The number of child abuse and neglect death cases in Chicago have been at an all time high, hitting 111 cases between 2012 and 2013. The Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS) have called to for a change in their protocols, wanting to implement better communication and action planning with police officers to minimize those stats. WBEZ’s Tony Arnold joins us in the studio to share his investigative collaboration with the Sun-Times Chris Fusco.
Coya Paz: Our defender of justice is here to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.