Barbara Bradley Hagerty http://publicradioeast.org en After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope http://publicradioeast.org/post/after-tragedy-nonbelievers-find-other-ways-cope The Mile High Gliding facility at the Boulder Airport in Colorado is one of Carol Fiore's favorite haunts. And it's a perfect day for flying: clear, breezy and with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains.<p>Fiore used to fly gliders regularly, but a few years ago she stopped. Flying them had become painful.<p>"I felt, in a way, that I was searching for something that wasn't there," Fiore says. "I was looking for that laughter and that incredible time that I had flying with Eric, and he wasn't in the plane with me. I was by myself."<p>Eric was Fiore's husband for 20 years. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 5052 at http://publicradioeast.org After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War http://publicradioeast.org/post/sisters-and-vatican-ii-generational-tug-war Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII launched a revolution in the Catholic Church. The Second Vatican Council opened on Oct. 11, 1962, with the goal of bringing the church into the modern world. Catholics could now hear the Mass in their local language. Laypeople could take leadership roles in the church. And the church opened conversations with other faiths.<p>For American nuns, Vatican II brought freedoms and controversies that are playing out today.<p>Maureen Fiedler joined the Sisters of Mercy in September 1962. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 3373 at http://publicradioeast.org Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail http://publicradioeast.org/post/both-candidates-leave-god-campaign-trail Religion used to be everywhere in the presidential elections. George W. Bush courted conservative believers in 2004. In 2008, Sarah Palin excited evangelicals and — unexpectedly — so did Barack Obama.<p>What a difference a few years make. In 2007, then-candidate Obama used evangelical language to describe his Christian conversion: He was a young, secular community organizer who occasionally visited the local Chicago church, when one day he walked to the front of the sanctuary and knelt before the cross.<p>"I felt I heard God's spirit beckoning me," Obama recalled. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 07:32:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2699 at http://publicradioeast.org Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail Text Reignites Debate: Did Jesus Have A Wife? http://publicradioeast.org/post/text-reignites-debate-did-jesus-have-wife A Harvard researcher says a "new gospel" written on a fragment of papyrus shows some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife. The fragment — which scholars believe was written in the fourth century — is creating a sensation among New Testament experts. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:49:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1682 at http://publicradioeast.org Anti-Islam Film Crafted To Provoke, Experts Say http://publicradioeast.org/post/anti-islam-film-crafted-provoke-experts-say Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. Good morning.<p>For many Muslims, the film that sparked at least some of the anti-American violence in Egypt and Libya was breathtakingly offensive. In a moment, we'll look into the mystery behind who made the film.<p>First, NPR's religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty looks at how it was crafted to provoke Muslim believers and what Islamic teachings say about how believers should respond. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1213 at http://publicradioeast.org