Archives: Louise Akers

The Vatican’s New Pope

White smoke billowed from the Vatican’s chimney on Wednesday, signaling that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will step up as Pope Francis the 266th, the first South American pope ever. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll discuss what effects the new Pope’s origins might have on the papacy, and what issues Pope Francis will confront.

Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Priesthood

The issue of women’s ordination in the Catholic priesthood, and the response of the Catholic Church to dissent