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This weekend on State of Belief, what does it mean to be a practicing Catholic if you don’t agree with the Pope on most issues? Best-selling author and former priest, James Carroll shares some personal insight into that question.  Plus, a look at the intersection of religion and technology and don’t miss host Welton Gaddy’s own thoughts on a recent poll about religious groups and torture.

In this week’s Preaching to the Choir segment, Welton weighs in on the results of a new survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life on religious traditions and attitudes towards torture.  View the survey here.

Plus, communications professor Heidi Campbell joins Welton to discuss how faith communities are making use of the latest in new media – from Twitter masses to Blackberry prayer books.  Heidi Campbell teaches at Texas A & M University.  Her forthcoming book is called When Religion Meets New Media.  For the latest on religion and technology, read her blog.

Best-selling author James Carroll talks with Welton about his new memoir, Practicing Catholic. James Carroll’s other books include Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews — A History
and An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us.

And we hear what you have to say when we share thoughts from our listeners.


Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.

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