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Update from Latvia and other Covid-19 conversations

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How is this pandemic affecting people around the world? This week on the SLHour Fr Peter Skudra of Radio Maria Latvia, gives us an update from his country. Emilie speaks with Ben and Megan Turland and learns how to live Easter intentionally; Billy has a question about the Creed in Church for Dummies and singer/songwriter Tori Harris has a new album, Speak.

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SLHour 2020 Easter Special

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This year we are all working from home, but still, all our contributors will be with us: Billy has a question about something to read while we’re all stuck at home; Gillian learns an Easter lesson from her kids; Mark shares something good about technology during a pandemic and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley suggests some good movies to watch during this season; plus Matt Maher drops by to talk about his new album, Alive and Breathing.

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New Museum for Family Prayer

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“A family that prays together stays together.” This week, Fr. Jim Phalan, CSC tells us about the new museum that encourages families to pray; Billy has another question about Confession; Mark Matthews learns something from Hollywood about pandemics and Marie Miller has a new album, Little Dreams.

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From Deacon Pedro:
For more prayer resources from Holy Cross Family Ministries, go to The Family Rosary.
Pray with us at Salt + Light Media Pray.
And here are some Lenten reflections.

From Billy Chan:
Want to know more about doing your penance after Confession? Read about indulgences!

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SLHour COVID Special: Church for Dummies
Confessions Over the Phone


In this special SLHour Church For Dummies, Billy Chan asks why we cannot celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation over the phone or the internet, especially in this time of pandemic.

The Fatima Story comes to Theatres

Jorge Lamelas, Alejandra Howard and Stephanie Gil star in Fatima, an uplifting story about the power of faith. Photo Courtesy of Picturehouse ©2020 PICTUREHOUSE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

A new film about the Apparitions at Fatima? This week on the SLHour screenwriter, Barbara Nicolosi tells us why this film is important at this time. We learn how Covid-19 is affecting the town of Bethlehem; Billy has a question for about Confession in the time of pandemic; Emilie speaks with Toronto’s Archbishop, Cardinal Thomas Collins about church closures, and singer/songwriter Lee Roessler has a new album, Write My Story.

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Learn more about the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

Watch the Fatima film trailer:

Planning for Dementia

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How do we prepare for Alzheimer’s? Author, Rhonda Hoffman shares with us the pre-dementia letter she wrote to her daughters. Matteo has more updates from Rome; Billy has another question; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we meet hip-hop artist Connor Flanagan.

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Here’s the photo of Pope Francis walking down the street last Sunday.

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And to read about his interview in La Repubblica, go to Vatican News.

From Billy:
Here’s a great little prayer for Spiritual Communion:

SLHour COVID Special: Church for Dummies How to Watch Mass on TV?


Since so many Churches all closed and Masses are cancelled, we rely on watching or listening to Mass on TV, the Internet or Radio. In this SLHour Church for Dummies segment, Billy Chan asks what is the proper way to participate when watching Mass on TV.

A Featured Chat with Beloved Author, Michael O’Brien

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Michael O’Brien is a prolific Catholic painter and author, best known for his Children of the Last Days series. Today we have a featured chat with Michael O’Brien. Also, Matteo has updates from Rome, Sr. Marie-Paul Curley, fsp gives us the windows to the soul to 2 bio-pics; Billy has a question about church rules and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Luke Spehar.

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Here are some of Michael O’Brien’s Stations of the Cross:

Jesus Prays in the Garden


Jesus is Betrayed and Arrested



Jesus Speaks to His Mother and His Beloved Disciple

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SLHour: Parish Political Action


We’ve been sold on the idea of separation of Church and State – but what does that actually mean? This week, Mark Brosens tells us about the new political engagement campaign of the Archdiocese of Toronto; Billy has a question about an article of the creed; Mark Matthews has something good about digital media from Hollywood and we meet the band Sonar Worship.

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From Noel:
Read Toronto’s Archbishop, Cardinal Collins article on the Euthanasia expansion in the Toronto Star.

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Church for Dummies Special Edition 2020

This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we feature the best of Church for Dummies with Billy Chan. Tune in for questions about the Mass, the Eucharist, Grace, blessings and gambling. Let’s learn some basics of our Faith with this SLHour- 2020, Church for Dummies Special. All these segments first aired in 2018.

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