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Jean Vanier | 1928-2019

Jean Vanier, who has been called a living saint, has died. This week on the SLHour, we remember him. Also, Allyson brings us the news; Billy has a question about a candle; Mark tells us whats good in Hollywood and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Rita West, who has a new album, Invitation.

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From Mark:
Pontifical Council for Culture
Pontifical Academy of Sciences


Jean Vanier photo courtesy of L’Arche Canada.

Canada, Why Are We Here?


What does it mean to be a Canadian? This week, theologian and social justice advocate, Mary Jo Leddy joins us to ask why we are here. Emilie brings us the weekly news; Billy has a question about the Bible; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we meet singer/songwriter Ivan Diaz.

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From Emilie:
Pope’s trip to Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
More about Jean Vanier
More about the March for Life

Francis’ Real Impact


How much impact has Pope Francis had on the world? This week, producer Sebastian Gomes tells us about the new S+L TV production The Francis Impact. Allyson Kenny tells us about the Pope’s latest trip, Billy has a question about the Eucharist in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Chris Muglia.

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From Allyson:
Pope’s trip to Bulgaria and
North Macedonia
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Church for Dummies Special Edition!

This week on a special edition of the SLHour we focus on Dummies. For the last couple of years we’ve been airing segments with Billy Chan that hope to make our Faith a bit more hands-on, trying to answer questions that you all have, in a simple way. This week we learn some basics of our Faith in a SLHour-Church for Dummies Special.

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SLHour 2019 Easter Edition!


Join us for a special Easter edition of the SLHour: Emilie gives us the news, Billy has an Easter question for Dummies and Gillian tells us what she learned from her kids; Also, Mark tells us what’s good in Hollywood; Sr. Marie Paul has the Windows to the Soul to some heroic films and we listen to music by PJ Anderson, Corrie-Marie and The Thirsting.

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From Gillian:

Heavenly Father,
Lent is hard.
When we want to watch a show, show us a new opportunity.
When we want to eat something sweet, help us to be sweet to one another.
When we would rather play than pray, let our praise be fun.
And may a Lent that is hard make us better servants of God.
We love you, Jesus.
Amen.

From Mark:
Learn more about Steve Harvey

Encore SLHour What I Learned From My Kids Special!

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.

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Me and My House: A Parish-based program for Parents

Could your parish use a parenting program? This week Canadian evangelizer Patrick Sullivan tells us about Me and My House. Emilie brings us the news; Sr. Marie-Paul Curley reviews a new Netflix Original; Billy has a question about Grace and Blessings and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Michael James Mette.

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From Emilie:
Apostolic Exhortation: Christus Vivit.
All Papal Texts from Morrocco
Motu Propio on the protection of minors. (In Italian)

Read Sr. Marie Paul’s review

Unplanned: A featured interview with Abby Johnson


This week, Abby Johnson tells us about how she left Planned Parenthood to become one of the nation’s biggest pro-life advocates, a story told in the new film Unplanned. Emilie brings us the news, Billy has a hard question in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Teresa Peterson.

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From Emilie:
Apostolic Exhortation: Vive Cristo; Esperanza Nuestra.
Pope’s viral ring video from Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jesus: His Life

A new series on the life of Jesus? This week Dr. Stephen Schneck tells us what’s different about the new History channel, Jesus: His Life. Emilie brings us the weekly news; Mark Matthews tells us what’s good in Hollywood and we meet Liturgical Composer Timothy Smith, who has a new collection, I Am With You Always, published by Oregon Catholic Press.

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Image: Greg Barnett as Jesus Christ in HISTORY’S “Jesus: His Life.” Photo credit: Courtesy History / A+E Networks

Encore SLHour Windows to the Soul Special!

This week on a special edition of the SLHour 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.

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