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What ever happened to dating? This week Megan Harrington tells us about all about her new documentary, The Dating Project. Emilie gives us the weekly news; Billy Chan has another question for Dummies and the Luke Spehar has a new album, The Pilgrim. Email us your comments, find Deacon Pedro on Twitter, or send us a ...read more
Do gay people have a place in the Catholic Church? This week Fr. Mike Schmitz says that not only are they welcome but they belong there because we are made for love; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids about praising God during Lent; Billy Chan has Palm Sunday questions for Dummies and we ...read more
What do Luke Skywalker, Superman and Jesus have in common? This week we speak with author Jim Papandrea about Christ figures in science fiction. Billy Chan has a ‘confession’ to make for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about two new exciting projects cooking in the Hollywood oven and we speak with beloved liturgical composer, Bob ...read more
Why aren’t there more faith-based novels out there? This week Deacon Dennis Lambert tells us about all the trials to get his novel, The Table published. Billy Chan has another question for Dummies and the Full Armor Band has a new album, The Things That Last. Email us your comments, find Deacon Pedro on Twitter, ...read more
Join us for a special Christmas edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors: Emilie and Billy team up for a special Christmasey Church for Dummies; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Hollywood teaches Mark something about Christmas and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley finds several window to the soul to a Christmas classic, ...read more
Is there a connection between beards and Godliness? This week, author Jared Brock argues that there is. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley has the Windows to the Soul to a new Christmas animated film; Emilie Callan goes to a conference on Catholic Education; Billy Chan has more questions about the afterlife and we meet singer/songwriter Danielle Noonan. Email ...read more