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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Episode #206

On this episode, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY correspondent and managing editor Kim Lawton talks to Carole Collins, national coordinator of Jubilee 2000 U.S.A., one of the international groups calling for a more humane solution to this economic emergency. Cover Story: The Canonization of Edith Stein - On October 11, Edith Stein (Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) will be officially declared a saint by Pope John Paul II in Rome. Stein was born in October 1891 in Breslau, Germany to a Jewish family. She converted to Catholicism in 1922 and entered the Carmel of Cologne in 1933. In 1942 the Dutch Bishops denounced the Nazi deportation of Holland's Jews. As a retaliation, the Nazis deported Edith Stein and her sister Rosa to Auschwitz. Edith Stein was killed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz on August 9, 1942. The upcoming canonization ceremony has caused increased tensions between Catholics and Jews. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY takes an in-depth look at the life of this remarkable woman and how this event will impact Catholic-Jewish relations. Perspectives: Freedom of Speech or Bad Taste? Demonstrations for and against "Corpus Christi" the controversial play featuring a gay Christ-like figure are scheduled for its October 13 opening at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY executive editor and host Bob Abernethy talks to Joseph Bottum, books and arts editor for The Weekly Standard, and Joan Bertin, executive director at the National Coalition Against Censorship, about the new production. How far can freedom of artistic expression be carried or are there some boundaries of taste that should not be crossed? [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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