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Still not healed from the clergy sexual abuse crisis


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How are we to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church? Sr. Nuala Kenny joins us to tell us why we are still not healed and what we need to do in order to heal. Allyson has the news; Billy has more questions about relics; Gillian learns something new from her kids and J.J. Wright has a new jazz vespers album for the Immaculate Conception.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the joint declaration against assisted suicide that was presented to Pope Francis

All-New SLHour: St Louis Jesuits Coming Home!


Photo by: Don Doll, SJ (http://www.magisproductions.org/)

How to have a vocation-minded parish? This week, “vocation lady” Rhonda Gruenewald tells us how to start a parish vocation ministry. Allyson brings us the weekly news; Billy has a question about incense; Mark Matthews tells us how to prepare for a career in Hollywood and we catch up with Dan Schutte  who tells us about the recent St. Louis Jesuits reunion concert, plus we listen to some of their beloved songs!

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the Synod on the Amazon

All-new SLHour: Annunciation as a Call to Faith

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How is the Annunciation a call to faith in a broken world? This week author Sally Read joins us to explain. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley gives us the windows to the soul to a new Netflix series; Billy has a question for Dummies and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Marie Miller who has a new album, Little Dreams.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the statue that was thrown in the Tiber from Crux.

From Sr. Marie Paul:
Check out this new series on the life of Christ: The Chosen.

From Marie Miller:
Check out Imprint Hope: Serving Childen with Disabilities in Uganda.

All-new SLHour: Overcoming the Shame Game


Image courtesy of Sarah Hart. Photo by Abigail Lewis.

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.

From Kristin Maher:
More about The Awfulizer:

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!

Walking in Grace with Homeboy Industries

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Have you heard of Homeboy Industries? This week author Alison Fogg Carlson tells us about the book she wrote about the work of Fr. Greg Boyle with L.A. gangs. Allyson brings us the weekly news; Mark Matthews tells us how to be famous without losing your faith and we meet singer/songwriter Dana Catherine.

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From Alyson:
Find out more about the Synod on the Amazon.

From Alison Fogg-Carlson.
Some photos from her book Walking in Grace. Find out more at https://foggbooks.com/

Johanna. Photo by Michael Collopy. Courtesy of Fogg Books.

Gonzalo. Photo by Michael Collopy. Courtesy of Fogg Books.

Davy and his daughter Melanie. Photo by Michael Collopy. Courtesy of Fogg Books.

Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ at Homeboy Industries. Photo by Michael Collopy. Courtesy of Fogg Books.

Walking in Grace:

Grace FINAL02 V2 from Alison Carlson on Vimeo.

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.

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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Superheroes, Gaudete et Exsultate and other conversations


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Jim Papandrea about Superheroes, Science Fiction and Christ and we learn about all about Pope Francis’ latest Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate. We also hear music and speak with two husband/wife groups, Out of Darkness and The Mosleys.

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Defying Gravity


How do you lift your family from death into life? In his book, Defying Gravity, radio host Joe Sikorra describes how he and his family did it. This week, he tells us. Billy Chan has a question about papal documents. Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB has a reflection for the 6th Sunday in Easter, and we meet singer/songwriter Kyle Sinkule.

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The Sikorra Family Story:

And a song Joe Sikorra wrote for his son John:

From Allyson Kenny’s news items:
More information on the Motion to have Pope Francis come to apologize in Canada.
CCCB statement on Residential School Apology