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Station XV: Episode 110 — Voting, Governing, Ordaining, Building and Writing

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The remarkable and unexpected election of Donald Trump highlights this month’s episode, with stories about the voting patterns of Catholic and Evangelicals and the hope for shared priorities with the Catholic Church and the President-Elect. Pope Francis’s affirmation of the Church’s teaching on women’s ordination and the news that the Christchurch Cathedral could be fully restored — at the cost of $100 million — also feature on the show. But the big question of the month is “What happened to a New Zealand teddy bear at the Vatican?” Enjoy the show.

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Station XV: Episode 98 — Scandals, Surveys, Synods, Saints and Sinners

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Pope Francis isn’t going to let the Vatican leaks and the associated scandals slow down his papacy — and he’s told some of Italy’s Church leaders as much in a major speech. It’s maybe that attitude or just Francis’s demeanour, but his recent trip to the United States has seen his popularity — and people’s comfort with their own faith — improve. That’s happened while bishops and cardinals have been battling over what the Synod on the Family really said about Communion for the divorced and remarried. Perhaps we all just need to download a new app to help us find (or stay on) the path to holiness.

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Station XV: Episode 94 — Liturgy, Laudato and Latin America

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Pope Francis has been moving — literally — and shaking, as always, with his trip to South America and the release of his much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, dominating Catholic headlines across the globe. They dominate much of the discussion on The 15th Station as well, but a couple of New Zealand stories also feature on this month’s show. After some discussion, the New Zealand bishops have decided they won’t be pushing for a new translation of the new translation of the Mass. In a rural part of the South Island, meanwhile, they’re wondering if they’ll have Mass at all. As for Katy Perry, she’s just trying to buy some Catholic land. All that and more, with Don, James and Gavin.

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Station XV: Episode 89 — Kids, botox and 20-minute homilies

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost Lent, but Lucy, Don, James and Gavin have got their penance in early with the latest jam-packed episode of The 15th Station. Pope Francis weeks-long unpacking of families in today’s world features prominently, with his comments that couples who choose not to have children are selfish and his green light for fathers to smack their kids causing a double stir. A Vatican document that suggested elective cosmetic surgery was a “burqa of the flesh” also raised eyebrows. Back in New Zealand, there are fears Mass in Maori — the language of indigenous New Zealanders — may die out, and there’s also anger at the inclusion of an offensive t-shirt in a museum exhibition. Can a 20-minute homily fix it? Find out in this month’s show.

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Station XV: Episode 87 — ‘Tis the season…

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Advent is a busy season for the Church, and that includes the Station 15 panel. Working through this month’s full slate of topics are James, Lucy, Don, Gavin and — returning after many years — Gabriel. Pope Francis is the central figure in the episode, led by his first episcopal appointment in New Zealand, but followed closely by his comments on Islamic terrorism and his advice to theologians: “Listen to the people.” The panel also discusses parish amalgamations in New Zealand, following an international trend, and the vexed question “Would you baptise an alien?” Happy Christmas from the Station 15 crew.

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Station XV: Episode 60 — A cathedral, a proposal and a Martini

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Same-sex marriage continues to dominate Catholic discussion in New Zealand and leads this month’s episode of The 15th Station. With our studio out of action, James and Gavin talk across the oceans about that story, including a sporting analogy that was devised to demonstrate how redefining words is a dangerous precedent. The guys also talk about the tributes for Cardinal Carlo Martini, the possibility of a joint Anglican-Catholic cathedral in Christchurch and the place of Catholicism in the upcoming US election. They end with the story that went around the world — the fresco fiasco. Thanks for listening and we’d love to get your feedback.

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Station XV: Episode 49 — Pope goes home, St Steve Jobs?

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In this month’s episode of The 15th Station, our transTasman panel talks about Pope Benedict’s recent trip to his homeland, the uncertainty over Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral and the hype surrounding the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. We also touch on two very different stories: A priest in Ireland returning to ministry after being falsely accused of rape and an Anglican church in Wellington portraying Jesus as an rugby-ball toting All Black. All in a month’s work.

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Station XV — Episode 42: Quakes and mitres

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The Christchurch earthquake dominates this month’s Station 15 episode as New Zealanders continue to come to terms with one of this country’s most destructive natural disasters. The days surrounding the quake were particularly eventful for one Christchurch priest, who saw his parish church suffer extensive damage in the same week as his announcement as the new bishop for Palmerston North. Those stories and more on Episode 42…

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Station XV – Episode 36 – Feeling the Earth move under our feet

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Finally released after some technical challeneges, in this episode we talk about the large earthquake in Christchurch, changing the age for First Holy Communion, Pope Benedict meeting with an Anglican clergywoman, the fate of the Teschemakers altar, and a story of generosity…to the tune of $50,000! Follow us at facebook.com/station15 or twitter.com/station15.

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