Catholic en Sister Activism: An Opera and Reflections from a Nun on a Bus <p>When <a href="" target="_blank">Sister Simone Campbell</a> first heard about Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget deal, she was less than impressed. “America was not founded on individualism, you can’t have a quilting bee alone. We need to encourage solidarity. He made it seem like it’s the responsibility of the poor to pull themselves up by the bootstrap, that’s not right.”</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:44:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Lindsey Moon & John Pemble 42872 at Sister Activism: An Opera and Reflections from a Nun on a Bus From the Quad Cities to Vatican City: Monsignor Richard Soseman <p>Monsignor Richard Soseman grew up in the Quad Cities and served in a parish in rural Illinois, but for the last 6 years he’s lived and worked in Vatican City. Today on <em>Talk of Iowa</em>, host Charity Nebbe talks with Monsignor Soseman about his life and work and his book, <em>Reflections from Rome- Practical Thoughts on Faith and Family</em>.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 39099 at From the Quad Cities to Vatican City: Monsignor Richard Soseman Monastery Candy <p>Iowa is home to many talented chocolatiers and a number of them live in a place that might surprise you. <a href="">Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey</a> is a cloistered monastic community of Trappistine nuns near Dubuque.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:58:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 36297 at Monastery Candy Sexual Education In Iowa <p>How sexually active is your teen? It turns out that 34% of Iowa high school students are currently sexually active. So what do you know about the sex-ed being taught at your kids’ school?<br><br>In the first part of our program, host Ben Kieffer learns about a nationally recognized sex education program that many Iowa schools use, which focuses on the financial impact of having a child. Then we broaden the discussion to find out what’s being taught in Iowa’s public schools and Catholic schools. What’s appropriate? What’s effective at preventing teen pregnancy?</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:18:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 27586 at Sexual Education In Iowa The Catholic Church in Iowa <p>This past Thursday, 8:00 pm Vatican time, Pope Benedict XVI retired from the papacy.&nbsp; Benedict XVI is the first pope to retire in almost 600 years.</p><p>Today on “Talk of Iowa,” we sit down with Catholics from around the state to discuss the changes and challenges that have rocked the Church in recent years.&nbsp; We also ask, "What is the future of the Catholic Church both in Iowa and abroad?"</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:46:06 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17163 at The Catholic Church in Iowa Religion In Iowa <p>This week’s Being in Iowa series has taken us to Hindu and Sikh Temples, examined the faiths of Mormons and Quakers, and talked with those who choose not to believe. Ben Kieffer and wraps up the series with a conversation about faith in some of Iowa’s smaller religious communities.&nbsp;Iowans tell their&nbsp;stories of coming to faith and moving away from it, and how those journeys have impacted lives.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:51:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9868 at Religion In Iowa Paul Ryan Talks Faith, Family in Eastern Iowa <p>The Republican vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman emphasized his Catholic faith and brought his wife and three children on stage with him at Loras College in Dubuque.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:16:05 +0000 Dean Borg 8810 at Paul Ryan Talks Faith, Family in Eastern Iowa Grotto of the Redemption Turns 100 <p>The Midwest is known for its roadside attractions &mdash; world&#39;s largest ear of corn, heaviest ball of twine, biggest truck stop.</p><p>But it&#39;s also home to one of the largest collections of grottoes in the world. Most of these man-made caves were created by immigrant priests at the beginning of the 20th century. And the mother of them all &mdash; encrusted in $6 million worth of semiprecious stones &mdash; is in West Bend, Iowa.</p><p>This weekend, the Grotto of the Redemption turned 100.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:25:33 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 3703 at Grotto of the Redemption Turns 100