The Nose Gets Popey, Gives Up Stuff For Lent, And Addresses A 'Boob Apology'

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The Nose Gets Popey, Gives Up Stuff For Lent, And Addresses A 'Boob Apology'

What a week.  Here's what we're tackling on The Nose today.

Well, we can't NOT talk about Pope Francis. I'm fascinated by his austere lifestyle and how it's going to mesh with the high-ranking cardinals in the Curia, who mostly do not live that way at all.
 
New York Times religion writer Mark Oppenheimer is on the panel today, and he'll lead us through a conversation about people who observe Lent, even though they're not observant Christians. We'll also talk about the way a Connecticut TV station, Fox 61, made national news when a report on International Women's Day was accompanied by a montage of women's cleavage.
 
I'm also fascinated by a New York Times magazine article about Ted Kennedy Jr. who lives in Branford, Conn. and seems finally ready to have political aspirations -- and disarmingly open about it. 
 
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E-mail from Julia

Hi! I couldn't quite catch one of the endorsements today, it was a book about child rearing/care. Could you send me the name and author?
Thanks much !
~ Julia

E-mail from Linda

My understanding of Lent is that you have to suffer as Christ suffered.
Not being able to give up cookies, candy or Facebook log-in time is a fairly thin stretch.
Linda

E-mail from Nina

The American Catholic Church is not THE church. American perspectives are not specially inspired. They are one way.
Americans pride themselves on personal freedoms sometimes having lost the concept of communit.
Balance is always tricky.
Maybe the new pope can bring us new information.

Conspiracy theories on papal PR????
I am skeptical of yr skeptics today.

Loyal listener, often in sync with youse, but not today,
Nina