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The Voice of An Angel


How has mercy transformed your life? This week, Knights of Columbus Producer David Naglieri and Social Media Specialist, Samantha Wallace tell us about #MercyStories; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Fr. Peter Galadza of the Sheptytsky Institute on the significance of the meeting between Pope Francis and Kirill on Connect5, Billy Chan helps us learn about the Mass in Church for Dummies, Emilie gives us the details of the Canadian Bishops’ Ad Limina Visit and the Pope’s trip to Egypt and we meet the voice of an angel, Cathal Gavin.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Fr. Peter Galadza on Connect5.

Watch #MercyStories Witness of Mercy: The Story of Jennifer Trapuzzano

Watch Cathal Gavin’s performance on JESC Ireland 2016

and watch the video of our introduction to this week’s program:

Encore SLHour: Living Prayerfully This Easter


Join us for a special encore Easter edition of the SLHour from 2015: Sister Marie Paul Curley tells us about Easter with the Daughters of St. Paul and gives us a new (and unexpected) Five-Easter-film countdown. We also speak with Jared Brock, author of A Year of Living Prayerfully about prayer and of course, Easter, plus we listen to music by Joe Zambon, Tori Harris, Aaron Thompson, WAL and Mikey Needleman.

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SLHour 2017 Easter Special!


Join us for a special Easter edition of the SLHour with all our contributors giving their segments a bit of an Easter-twist: Emilie gives us the news of the week; Billy Chan wants to know about a number in ‘Church for Dummies’; Gillian Kantor has a special surprise guest; Mark Matthews tells us what he’s learned from Hollywood during the 40 days of Lent; Sr. Marie Paul Curley has an Easter Window to the Soul film we should all watch; and of course, we listen to music by Chris Bray, Lupe Rios and PJ Anderson.

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What Francis Really Said and other great conversations


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.

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Encore SLHour: End of Life Issues

Deacon Pedro speaking with Lisa Daniels and Dr. Robert Hauptman.

This week on a special encore end-of-life edition of the SLHour we look at what it means to have medically assisted dying in Canada. We speak with Lisa Daniels who suffers from intolerable, debilitating pain and her doctor, Robert Hauptman and also with Chuck and Jeri Marple whose daughter Mary has cerebral palsy. They speak about quality of life and living with dignity. This program was taped in Edmonton, Alberta in April 2016 and first aired in June 2016.

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Deacon Pedro speaking with Chuck and Jeri Marple.

Learn more about all these issues and find out how to purchase our award-winning documentary, Turning the Tide.

From Catholic Focus:
Watch Deacon Pedro’s conversation with Chuck and Jeri Marple on Catholic Focus.
Watch Deacon Pedro’s conversation with Lisa Daniels and Dr. Robert Hauptman on Catholic Focus.
Watch the full conversation of Deacon Pedro with Archbishop Richard Smith on Catholic Focus.
Watch Deacon Pedro’s conversation about legal issues with Kate Faught on Catholic Focus.
Watch Deacon Pedro’s conversation on all these issues with disability-advocate, Mark Pickup on Catholic Focus.

Watch the full Every Life Matters series.

From Perspectives: The Weekly Edition:
End of Life: Jeremy Tyrell

From Fr. Rosica:
There can be no true peace unless life is defended and promoted – A reflection on Euthanasia

And from our Blog:
Deacon-structing End of Life:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5 (Me Before You)

Deacon-structing End of Life Issues:
The Law
Palliative Care
Life, Liberty and Security

 

Meeting God in the Upper Room


How can we find God in the upper room in our lives today? This week, Mons. Peter Vaghi tells us about his new book; Billy Chan learns more about how to read the Bible and Gillian Kantor learns something from her children. Also Sebastian Gomes speaks with Sr. Nualla Kenny about assisted dying on Connect5 and singer/songwriter Chris Bray has a new album, Joy in My Heart.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Sr. Nualla Kenny on Connect5.

Turns out Chris Bray has been on the SLHour six times! Listen to all previous interviews:
May 21, 2015
March 22, 2014
March 10, 2012
November 5, 2011
April 9, 2011
July 10, 2010

Watch Emilie’s Reflection in the Upper Room (in French).

Portraits of Faith


Do you think young people are not in Church? Think again, This week we speak with Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara, CSJ and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt of Faith Connections, about young portraits of faith and Sr. Marie Paul Curley gives us 3 films to watch this Lent. Billy Chan asks another question about Genesis; Sebastian Gomes speaks to Cardinal Peter Turkson on Connect5 about Laudato Si’ and we meet Catholic band, The Thirsting.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Cardinal Turkson on Connect5.

What Pope Francis Really Said


Do you ever question something the Pope said? Or wonder why he gets mis-quoted so often? Do you ever ask, ‘What was that, the Pope said?’ This week, on an all-new SLHour, we speak with What Pope Francis Really Said, author, Tom Hoopes about how to understand when Pope Francis is quoted; Also, on Connect5, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Fr. Tom Smolich, director of Jesuit Refugee Service, we introduce a new segment with Billy Chan (and explore why the Church is for dummies) and we catch up with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley, who has a new album, Mass of Restoration.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Fr.Tom Smolich on Connect5.

Listen to previous programs with Josh Blakesley:
February 27, 2016
October 20, 2012

Encore SLHour: New Contemporary Albums of 2016!


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we’ll revisit some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2016 and featured on our program – tune in for some of the best songs of 2016 featuring Jonathan Hilsden, Shaun Garrison, PJ Anderson, Kyle Heimann, Lupe Rios, Mags, Mikey Needleman, Rebecca Roubion, Sarah Hart and John Michael Talbot. This was our 2016/17 New Year’s Special.

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Listen to the full interviews with all these artists:

Kyle Heimann
Rebecca Roubion
Sarah Hart
Jonathan Hilsden
Mikey Needleman
Shaun Garrison
John Michael Talbot
PJ Anderson
Lupe Rios
Mags

Subject Matters, Faithful Traveler and other great conversations

This week, on the best of the SLHour, S+L producer, Sebastian Gomes tells us why we need another Catholic book show and we learn about traveling in the Holy Land with The Faithful Traveler‘s Diana von Glahn; We also meet Australian singer/songwriter Maria Pineda of the Verbum Dei Fraternity, and catch up with Fr. Robert Galea.

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Listen to other interviews with Fr. Rob Galea:
March 2, 2013
December 11, 2010
and the very first time we heard about Fr. Rob, when he was still a seminarian: This special concert we aired on May 23, 2009.

For more, here’s a interview Deacon Pedro did with Fr. Rob for Catholic Focus: