On Friday, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is offering its first Festival of Forgiveness. Over a 24-hour period, people can come to pray and seek forgiveness whether they’re Catholic or not. We examine the role of forgiveness in religion. And, a look at Jesus “Chuy” Garcia's hope to recreate the type of racial coalition embodied by Mayor Harold Washington in the ‘80s. Also, we discuss Irish film with Chicago's Irish Film Fest director.
In the spirit of the holidays we're tackling the twin dinner table taboos of faith and politics. We discuss top religion stories of 2014 and the Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke walks us down his political hall of shame.