Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1548 is fed over PBS on Friday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m. (check local listings).
• Vatican Nuns Controversy - Fifty years ago this fall, Pope John XXIII convened a series of meetings in Rome known as the Second Vatican Council, which produced significant changes in Catholic life. But the legacy of Vatican II is still debated. Kim Lawton reports on how that debate has played a role in the current crisis between the Vatican and many US nuns. In April, the Vatican accused the umbrella group that represents the majority of American nuns of “doctrinal confusion.” But many of these sisters say they are just following the spirit of Vatican II.
• Discussion - Bob Abernethy and Kim Lawton are joined by Religion News Service’s David Gibson for a conversation about some of the week’s most important religion stories, including religious reaction to the mass shooting in Colorado and the sentencing of a top Catholic official for failing to report sexual abuse.
• Islamic Art Galleries – Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Sheila Canby discusses the significance of important religious works in the museum’s new Islamic art galleries.