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The Church in Latvia


What do you know about the Church in Latvia? This week, on the SLHour, Fr. Peter Skudra, director of Radio Maria Latvia joins us for a chat; Sebastian Gomes, on Connect5, speaks with retired patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, Billy Chan continues with tips on making the Mass less boring on Church for Dummies and Michael James Mette has a new album, Between the Lines.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ interview with Patriarch Michel Sabbah on Connect5.
Watch Fr. Thomas Rosica’s interview with Patriarch Michel Sabbah on Witness.
Listen to Michael James Mette’s last appearance on the SLHour from our March 7, 2015 program.
Listen to Michael James Mette’s first appearance on the SLHour from our January 26, 2013 program.

Debunking the pornography fantasy


Some will say that pornography is healthy and good. This week, author Matt Fradd tells us all about the Porn Myth; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Massimo Faggioli about Pope Francis and Vatican II on Connect5, Billy Chan continues with tips on making the Mass less boring on Church for Dummies and we meet cellist and Camino pilgrim Dane Johansen.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes interview with Massimo Faggioli on Connect5.

More on the Camino de Santiago:

Kris Dmytrenko tells us about his Camino Journey on the SLHour

Discovering The Way: El Camino de Santiago on Catholic Focus

The Camino de Santiago on Perspectives

From Kris Dmytrenko’s walk:
Peace on the Camino
Where is God on the Camino
A Pilgrim Arrives

 

Healing After Divorce


How do we begin healing after divorce? This week we speak with Lisa Duffy, author of the Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce. On Connect5, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Vatican commentator, John Thavis about Amoris Laetitia, Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids and we meet Sounds of Prayer composer Galloway Hiatt.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with John Thavis on Connect5.

Watch Deacon Pedro’s conversation with Lisa Duffy and Fr. Robert Foliot, SJ, from the Weekly Edition of Perspectives from February 24, 2012:

The Voice of An Angel


How has mercy transformed your life? This week, Knights of Columbus Producer David Naglieri and Social Media Specialist, Samantha Wallace tell us about #MercyStories; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Fr. Peter Galadza of the Sheptytsky Institute on the significance of the meeting between Pope Francis and Kirill on Connect5, Billy Chan helps us learn about the Mass in Church for Dummies, Emilie gives us the details of the Canadian Bishops’ Ad Limina Visit and the Pope’s trip to Egypt and we meet the voice of an angel, Cathal Gavin.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Fr. Peter Galadza on Connect5.

Watch #MercyStories Witness of Mercy: The Story of Jennifer Trapuzzano

Watch Cathal Gavin’s performance on JESC Ireland 2016

and watch the video of our introduction to this week’s program:

Meeting God in the Upper Room


How can we find God in the upper room in our lives today? This week, Mons. Peter Vaghi tells us about his new book; Billy Chan learns more about how to read the Bible and Gillian Kantor learns something from her children. Also Sebastian Gomes speaks with Sr. Nualla Kenny about assisted dying on Connect5 and singer/songwriter Chris Bray has a new album, Joy in My Heart.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Sr. Nualla Kenny on Connect5.

Turns out Chris Bray has been on the SLHour six times! Listen to all previous interviews:
May 21, 2015
March 22, 2014
March 10, 2012
November 5, 2011
April 9, 2011
July 10, 2010

Watch Emilie’s Reflection in the Upper Room (in French).

Portraits of Faith


Do you think young people are not in Church? Think again, This week we speak with Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara, CSJ and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt of Faith Connections, about young portraits of faith and Sr. Marie Paul Curley gives us 3 films to watch this Lent. Billy Chan asks another question about Genesis; Sebastian Gomes speaks to Cardinal Peter Turkson on Connect5 about Laudato Si’ and we meet Catholic band, The Thirsting.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Cardinal Turkson on Connect5.

Night’s Bright Darkness

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Do you know of any St. Paul-type conversion stories? This week on the SLHour, author Sally Read tells us about her night’s bright darkness. Mark Matthews tells us why everyone in Hollywood is weird; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Vatican astronomer, Br. Guy Consolmagno on Connect5 and Mags has a new album, Maybe Our Love.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Br. Guy Consolmagno on Connect5.
Listen to Mags’ last interview on the SLHour.
Listen to Mags’ interview about her Christmas Album in 2010.
Read some of Mark Matthews’ Hollywood Undercover Missionary blog posts.

The Face of Mercy

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As we approach the end of the year of Mercy, let’s look at one contemporary face of mercy, St. John Paul II. Producer David Naglieri tells us about the newest Knights of Columbus film of that name; Gillian Kantor learns something from her children, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Br. Peter Bray of Bethlehem University on Connect5  and singer/songwriter Lupe Rios has a new album, Paradisum.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Br. Peter Bray on Connect5.
Listen to Lupe Rios’ first interview on the SLHour.
Learn about another Knights of Columbus Film: Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message.
Learn more about the Knights of Columbus Film: Liberating a Continent.

America Votes and Dying to Be Happy

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What would you do if you knew today was your last day? This week on the SLHour we speak with author Chris Stepien about his book, Dying to Be Happy and Sr. Marie Paul Curley gives us the Windows to the Soul to an animation company. Sebastian Gomes speaks to Carolyn Woo of Catholic Relief Services on Connect5 and we examine what America Votes means for Catholics.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Carolyn Woo on Connect5.
Listen to Chris Stepien’s first interview on the SLHour about his book In Search for the Boy Messiah.
Watch the full America Votes edition of Perspectives.
Read Sr. Marie-Paul’s windows to the soul of Studio Ghibli.


Photo Credit: President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan in the early morning hours Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Shawn Thew, EPA)

Religious vocations wake up the world

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How can people in consecrated life “wake up the world”? This week we speak with Fr. Toby Collins, CR of the National Religious Vocation Conference who has some suggestions. Danny Torchia tells us why we should have faith in journalism (and about his new initiative Dialogue and Grace), Sebastian speaks with Sr. Veronica O’Reilly of the Sisters of St. Joseph on Connect5 and we meet singer/songwriter PJ Anderson.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Sr. Veronica O’Reilly on Connect5.