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All-new SLHour: Overcoming the Shame Game


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So many of us struggle with shame. This week, author, Kristin Maher joins us to tell us about her children’s book The Awfulizer and how to defeat him. Allyson has the news; Billy has a question about church buildings; Gillian learns something new from her kids about God’s promises and Sarah Hart has a new album And Lovely It Is.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the Canonizations.

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All new show: Synod on the Amazon


Town of Leticias, Colombia in the Amazon region. Photo: Ana Palacios/CIDSE & REPAM

Why is there a synod on the Amazon? This week, Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ joins us to explain. Emilie Callan introduces a new segment based on her new show, This Place, where she visits Canadian dioceses; Billy has a question for Dummies and singer/songwriter Lorraine Hess has a new album, See the Miracle.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Find out more about the Synod on the Amazon.

Watch his new show Deacon-structing. First episode explains synods!

Best of SLHour: America Misionera; Comparte tu Fe!


Do you know that we are called to be missionaries and to share our faith? As we enter this Extraordinary Missionary Month, join us for a special re-broadcast of the SLHOUR from the Missionary Congress of the Americas from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Deacon Pedro speaks with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; Fr. Vito del Prete, PIME of the Pontifical Missionary Union; Maureen Heil of Pontifical Mission Societies of Boston; Fr. Michael Stala, a diocesan missionary priest from Cleveland serving in San Salvador, El Salvador, Fr. Jaime Mora, pss, Provincial Secretary for the Sulpician Province of Canada, Jose Sierra of Pontifical Mission Societies of French Canada and several of the participants and volunteers. Watch all the videos we produced in Maracaibo here below and at Propagation de la Foi. This program first aired in December 2013.

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Echoes from the Congress


Comparte tu Fe


Virgen de Chiquinquira


America Misionera


Fr. Vito del Prete


Cardinal Filoni


Missionary Flame

Best of SLHour: Windows to the Soul | 2019 Edition

As we continue with special editions of the SLHour, this week we focus on movies. Our film expert, Sr. Marie Paul Curley has been producing Windows to the Soul segments for years now and it’s time to share some of that wisdom. This week we learn a little bit of what Sr. Marie Paul has to say about some great films from our 2018-2019 season. To read Sr. Marie Paul’s blog go to Windows to the Soul.

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Best of SLHour: What I Learned From My Kids | 2019 Edition


This week on a special edition of the SLHour we focus on parenting. Our parenting expert, Gillian Kantor has been producing segments for years now and it’s time to share some of that wisdom. This week we learn a little bit of what Gillian has learned from her five children, from our 2018-2019 season.

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Best of SLHour: Fulton Sheen, Old Testament Women and other conversations


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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we speak with Danielle Bean about how women in the Old Testament are models for today and Al Smith tells us all you need to know about Fulton Sheen. We also meet the Miami-based band, EPIC and we reconnect with Taylor Tripodi who has a new album. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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Best of SLHour: The Francis Impact and other great conversations


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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes in the Anglican-Catholic dialogue with speak with Anglican Bishop Linda Nicholls and Bishop Don Bolen  and S+L producer Sebastian Gomes tells us about the new S+L TV production The Francis Impact. We also meet singer/songwriters Kyle Sinkule and Chris Muglia. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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Best of SLHour: Patrick’s Corner, Homeboy Industries and other conversations


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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we speak with the author of the beloved Catholic Digest’s Patrick’s Corner, Sean Patrick and Alison Fogg Carlson tells us about Homeboy Industries, a ministry for ex-gang members in East Los Angeles. Also, we meet singer/songwriters John Paul von Arx and Lee Roessler. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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Best of SLHour: Unplanned and other excellent conversations

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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we speak with Abby Johnson about how she left Planned Parenthood to become a prolife advocate and Patrick Sullivan tells us about the new parenting program for parishes. We also meet liturgical composer Timothy Smith and singer/songwriter Dana Catherine. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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Best of SLHour: NET Ministries and other great conversations

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This week, on a special “best of” edition of the SLHour, we learn about the National Evangelization Teams and we speak with the Sri Lankan priest, Fr. Basil Fernando, who became the face of the Church after the Easter Terrorist bombings. We also meet singer/songwriter Ivan Diaz and we reconnect with Sarah Kroger, who has a new album, Bloom. These interviews first aired in the Spring of 2019.

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