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I realized that there were love problems when my wife’s best friend was married. I remember driving her and her new husband to the airport hotel after the wedding reception – they were on their way to Jamaica the next morning. As they got out of the car in the hotel driveway, some guy who’d ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with youth ministry experts Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt about portraits of faith and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley. Author Tom Hoopes tells us how to know what Pope Francis really said and we meet the Catholic Band, The Thirsting. Email us ...read more
The phrase “my friend Jesus” brings up memories of the 70s and playing folk music at Mass. But what can Jesus teach us about friendship? Last week we looked at a very important quality of friendship: Faithfulness. A good friend sticks with you through thick and thin. They may not be able to help you ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Peter Kreeft tells us what Catholics and Protestants can learn from each other and we speak with conductor and composer JJ Wright about his Advent/Christmas album, O Emmanuel. We also speak with author Dr. Greg Popcak about his latest book, the BeDADitudes and we meet ...read more
Pope Francis greets victims of violence outside the Vatican nunciature in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 8. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano) Some of the most moving encounters that the Holy Father had in Colombia went mostly under-reported. Some of these took place each evening at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bogotá, where he was staying. At the gathering with ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, author Matt Fradd tells us about the pornography myth and we go on a Camino pilgrimage with cellist Dane Johansen. We also talk women and pornography with Jessica Harris of BeggarsDaughter.com and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Marie Miller, who has a new album, Letterbox. Full program: ...read more
“I invite all Colombians, without distinction, to joyfully welcome the visit of Pope Francis. He comes to bring us a message of peace, that peace that we are all called to build from hearts open to forgiveness, to reconciliation and solidarity.” These were the words of Cardinal Rubén Salazar, Archbishop of Bogotá, upon the announcement ...read more
Some of you would say that friends stick together; they are loyal. Last week we looked a trust and gossiping and I shared a real handy formula for knowing when to say or not to say something to a friend or about a friend- this is especially helpful in this day and age of social ...read more
Do your friends think? Last time we began looking at some qualities that should be part of a friendship: trust, honesty, fun and time. We also saw that in the Gospel of Matthew (5:22), Jesus speaks about forgiveness as a good quality in friendship. Today we’re going to see how friends think. But first, here’s ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with event producers Mike Danielson and Charles Eide and we reconnect with songwriter Ken Canedo. CatholicMom.com’s Lisa Hendey joins us for a chat and singer/songwriter Joe Zambon has a new album, Love Is. Full program: [audio:SLRadio_170826.mp3] This program is available thanks to the support ...read more