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Born To Be Wild: Catholic Nuns Hit The Road

American Catholic nuns are outraged over federal government budget cuts to programs that help the poor. They're taking their fight to the streets, on a bus tour. This comes at a critical time because of a conflict with the Vatican over "serious doctrinal problems." Host Michel Martin speaks with one road tripping nun, Sister Simone Campbell.

Prayers Divided Over Gay-Marriage Ban In Minnesota

Catholic bishops pushed to get a measure onto the November ballot that defines marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution. Now the church is the largest campaign contributor in the marriage amendment debate. But not all Catholics are onboard.

Vatican Criticizes American Theologian's Book

The Vatican this week strongly criticized a book on sexual ethics by Sister Margaret Farley, a prominent American Catholic theologian. The rebuke from the Vatican comes as leaders of an organization of American nuns are in their own dispute with Rome. John Allen, of the National Catholic Reporter, talks to David Greene about the disputes.

N. Dakota 'Religious Liberty' Measure Sparks Debate

Next week, North Dakota voters will decide whether to add an amendment to the state's constitution that supporters say will guarantee religious freedom. But Measure 3 has prompted debate over what it safeguards and what its consequences might be.