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Evangelizing the imagination

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This week we learn about Catholic fiction with Regina Doman of Chesterton Press and Sr. Marie Paul Curley proposes the top three films on mercy. Sebastian Gomes speaks with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States for the Vatican and we re-connect with singer/songwriter Mikey Needleman.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Archbishop Paul Gallagher on Connect5.

From Emilie:
Coverage of Pope’s trip to Armenia.
Laudato Si’ website
Pope’s message to Death Penalty Congress.
Human Trafficking initiative, “Play For Life”.

and Sister Marie Paul’s top films on Mercy from the Image Journal.

Blessed are the stressed

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Blessed are the stressed? This week on the SLHour, Sr. Mary Lea Hill, fsp shares secrets to a happy heart from a crabby mystic. Mark Matthews has a Hollywood prayer request; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Jim Triggs about the St. John’s Bible on Connect5 and we reconnect with Fr. Robert Galea.

[See below to read all the wonderful Haiku Prayers we received and don’t forget to send us your HAIKU prayer. Send it via email, Facebook, Twitter or record it here via direct voice mail message by clicking on the tab on the right side of this webpage —>.]

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Full program:

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Watch Sebastian’s interview with Jim Triggs on Connect5.

Watch the official video of Fr. Robert Galea’s new EDM Single: Breakthrough:

And here are two more #HaikuPrayers we received:

From Stephanie B. ‏@FuryanHound via Twitter:
My Lord is my Strength,
He has healed my depression!
I proclaim Him King!

From Nicholas Modelski via Facebook:
O, Lord Jesus Christ,
Fountain of boundless mercy,
Teach us to love all.

A culture of vocations

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This week on the SLHour we learn how to foster a culture of vocations and Sr. Marie Paul Curley comments on the best film of the year. Also, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders on Connect5 and we meet singer/songwriter and Catholic entertainer Kyle Heimann.

[See below to read all the wonderful Haiku Prayers we received and don’t forget to send us your HAIKU prayer. Send it via email, Facebook, Twitter or record it here via direct voice mail message by clicking on the tab on the right side of this webpage —>.]

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Watch Sebastian’s interview with Bernie Sanders on Connect5.

Read Sr. Marie Paul’s review of Spotlight.

Here are all the wonderful HaikuPrayers we received from Deanna Pierre’s Catechism students in Omaha, NE.

Guardian Angel,
Thank you for your help and care,
Thank you for your love.
~Tiffany M.

Jesus help the sick
Oh Jesus, help the sinners
Bathe in your mercy.
~ Emily

Dear God, I love you
Thanks for watching over me
Help me love you more
~ Yeily O.

Guardian Angel
I thank you for everything
Please keep protecting
~ Mairan R.

Guardian Angel
You keep me away from sin
Help me do great things
~ Jade S.

Jesus I love you
Please give me grace to do Your Will
I believe in You
~ Abigail R.

Jesus I love You
Help me get closer to You
While I am alive
~ Abby S.

Dear God thanks so much
You make my life easier
When I pray to You
~ ?

God thank You so much
You helped me learn my prayers
You taught me to love
~ Marissa R.

You look over me
Jesus I love You so much
I admire You
~ Marlene V.

Jesus Lord Savior
Forgive me all of my sins
Teach me how to love
~ Laisha S.

Jesus I love You
Thank you for your love and care
Please be good to me
~ Yacire O.

Help me love You more
Lord, guide me and protect me
Lead me towards Your Will
~ Samantha G.

Mary cleanse my soul
Guide me and all my choices
Give me strength and love
~ Jennifer S.

Mary, my mother
Holy, pure mother cleanse me
All my love for you
~ Cyndi G.

God please stay with me
and watch me through the long day
and through the long night
~ Diana R.

Pope Francis in Mexico

papa-visita-mexico-2016This week we travel to Mexico. Educator and Family Life advocate, Delia Trueba reflects on the Pope’s visit and singer/songwriter Tony Melendez joins us from El Paso, Texas. Also, Sebastian Gomes speaks with the Church’s ambassador to the UN, Archbishop Bernardito Auza on Connect5 and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley has the Windows to the Soul to a new Easter movie, Risen.

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Watch Deacon Pedro’s interview with Tony Melendez on Catholic Focus.

Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Archbishop Bernardito Auza on Connect5.

Read Sr. Marie Paul’s review of Risen.

Discovering the beauty of the Cross

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Suffering, abuse, poverty, challenges – redemption and mercy. This week on the SLHour we speak with author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle about her life and discovering the beauty of the Cross. Danny Torchia gives us some useful PR tips; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Fr. Brendan Collins on Connect5, and Audrey Assad has a new album, Inheritance.

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Listen to Audrey Assad’s previous visits to the SLHour.
Oct 12, 2013
June 8, 2013

Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Fr. Brendan Collins on Connect5.

Listen to and read Danny Torchia’s Media Ministry Minutes columns.

The Tree, a novel

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Looking for a great epic novel to read over the Christmas break? This week we speak with Denise Mallett a young and talented author about her novel, The Tree; Gillian Kantor tells us what she learned from her kids this month, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Tony Spence of Catholic News Service on Connect5 and we meet singer/songwriter Lupe Rios.

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Pope Francis visits three Eastern African Countries

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Pope Francis is in Eastern Africa this week and so we are joined by Kenyan Father Zachary King’aru to tell us about his country and this historic visit. Mark Matthews tells us about a time he met a pornography producer in Hollywood; Sebastian Gomes speaks with Stephen Colbert on Connect5 and we meet singer/songwriter Michael Marian.

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Watch our coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Stephen Colbert on Connect5.

Read some of Mark Matthew’s Blog posts.

Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message

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We all love Our Lady of Guadalupe, but how much do you know about her story and the miraculous image? This week we speak with David Naglieri, director of Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message; Gillian Kantor tells us what she learned from her kids this week, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Chris Wallace of Fox News on Connect5 and Mathias Michael has a new album, Amplified.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Chris Wallace on Connect5.

Listen to Mathias Michael’s first time on the SLHour.

The Atheist who didn’t exist….

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This week we speak with Andy Bannister who claims that atheists really don’t exist; Sr. Marie-Paul Curley gives us the Windows to the Soul to 2 movies; Sebastian Gomes speaks with ABC’s George Stephanopolous on Connect5 and we meet singer/songwriter Ed Bolduc.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with George Stephanopoulos on Connect5.

Read or listen to Sr. Marie-Paul’s Windows to the Soul segments on the SLHour.

In Search for the Boy Messiah…

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This week we speak with author Chris Stepien about his new novel, Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah, based on 12-year-old Jesus’ adventure in Jerusalem. We get an update from the Synod of Bishops and Mark Matthews returns to tell us what’s good in Hollywood. In this week’s Connect5, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Carl Hetu of CNEWA Canada and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Rebecca Roubion who’s starting a crowd-sourcing campaign for her new album, Sleepless Nights.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Carl Hetu on Connect5.

Listen to Rebecca Roubion’s first interview on the SLHour from April 2014. and also to the interview about her Christmas album from Dec. 2014.