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Encore SLHour: The Pornography Myth and other conversations


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.
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Encore SLHour: New Contemporary Albums of 2016!


Last week we ended the year by featuring artists who released new albums in 2017. This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, as we continue on our Christmas season break, let’s 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

Best Catholic albums of 2017


Before we let go of the year, let’s revisit some new albums released by Catholic artists in 2017 and featured on the SLHour. Tune in for some of the best songs of 2017, featuring Chris Bray, Marie Miller, Michael James Mette, Joe Zambon, Rita West, Mikey Needleman, Steve Angrisano, Cooper Ray, the Boys of the St. Paul’s Choir School and Matt Maher.

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SLHour 2017 Christmas Edition


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, plus we listen to music from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist.

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Encore SLHour: The Art of Confession and other conversations


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Fr. Michael Prieur about Confession and we meet with singer/songwriter Danielle Noonan. Author Jared Brock makes the connection between beards and holiness and Matt Maher has a new album.

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Encore SLHour: Franciscan Saints and other great conversations


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we learn all about Franciscan Saints and author Derya Little shares her conversion story from Islam to Christ. Also singer/songwriters Mikey Needleman and Steve Angrisano both have new albums.

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Encore SLHour: Why are you Catholic and other conversations


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, President of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and we learn about the newest album from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir. Author Chris Sparks asks why we are still Catholic and we meet singer/songwriter Meredith Augustin.

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Youth in Panama

This week on a special edition of the SLHour we are in Panama, host of the next World Youth Day. Join us for a conversation with 3 young Panamanians as we take their pulse and look forward to the synod on young people and for World Youth Day 2019. Thanks to Radio Maria Panama for helping us with this program.

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For all things World Youth Day visit WYD Central.
Learn about the Synod on Young People.

Bearded Gospel Men


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.

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From Emilie:
Catholic Education Symposium 2017: Renewing the Promise

From Billy:
From the Catechism: On Eternal Life and Judgement (Heaven, Hell and Purgatory).

Listen to Jared Brock’s previous visits to the SLHour:
Easter 2015
June 28, 2014
Jared and his wife Michelle’s Organization: Hope for the Sold

The Church in China


This week on the SLHour we have a featured chat with the first Chinese Bishop in the United States, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Ignatius Wang; Gillian Kantor learns something from her kids about making the effort; Billy Chan questions the afterlife in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray.

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From Emilie:
Pope’s prayer intentions for November.
Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting. 
New appointment for Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life.

From Billy (in case Deacon Pedro’s explanation made no sense):
Vatican Statement regarding the Hope of Salvation for Infants who Die Without Being Baptised (and Limbo).
From the Catechism: On Eternal Life and Judgement (Heaven, Hell and Purgatory).