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The Great Adventure Bible and Dan Schutte!


Wouldn’t it be great to have a bible that shows you how to read it? This week, Jeff Cavins tells us about the Great Adventure Bible; Emilie is back from Rome with news from the Synod; Billy has a question about the dead and we speak with beloved, liturgical composer Dan Schutte, who has a new collection, Love and Grace.

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From Emilie:
Visit our page on the Synod on Youth

From Deacon Pedro:
Listen to Dan Schutte’s first visit to the SLHour:
December 6, 2014

Mom and Daughter Journaling?


Mother and Daughter Journal? What’s that? This week, authors Lori and Ava Ubowski tell us about their new book venture. Emilie gives us updates on the Synod; Billy has a question about gambling on Church for Dummies, Gillian tells us what she learned from being at the end of this pregnancy; we learn about a great opportunity to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and we listen to music by Out of Darkness.

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From Emilie:
Visit our page on the Synod on Youth

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Listen to Lori and Adam Ubowski’s other visits to the SLHour:
March 24, 2018
May 24, 2014

Vampire-hunting priests


What does the Church teach about vampires? This week, author Eleanor Bourg Nicholson tells us about her new novel A Bloody Habit. Emilie gives us a new update from the Synod, Sr. Marie-Paul Curley reviews a Spielberg sci-fi adventure; Billy has a question for Dummies and we reconnect with Lorraine Hess who has a new album, Glorify Him.

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From Emilie:
Visit our page on the Synod on Youth

From Deacon Pedro:
Visit our Voices as One to purchase Glorify Him.

Listen to Lorraine Hess’ first visit to the SLHour:
June 6, 2015

Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue


Catholics and Anglicans relate every day, everywhere, but do you know that there is an official Anglican-Catholic dialogue? This week, we speak with Bishop Linda Nicholls and Bishop Don Bolen of the Canadian Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue. Emilie gives us a report from the Synod in Rome, Billy has a question about canonizations on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us what’s good in Hollywood and we meet singer/songwriter Aly Aleigha.

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From Emilie:
Visit our page on the Synod on Youth

From Billy:
Visit our Canonization 2018 page.

The Francis Impact


How much impact has Pope Francis had on the world? This week, producer Sebastian Gomes tells us about the new SL production The Francis Impact. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley has her top 10 animated films; Billy has a question for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Taylor Tripodi.

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Perfectly Human


How comfortable are you around people with disabilities? This week Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky talks to us about his lifelong passion and his book, Perfectly Human; Gillian Kantor learns something new from her kids; Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB gives us a reflection for the fourth Sunday of Easter and we meet singer/songwriter, John Finch and listen to his debut album, Wildfire.

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A dream workshop with the New York City Ballet:

From Emilie:
CCCB statement on Residential School Apology

CCCB Statement regarding Development and Peace

Mother Bruyere one step closer to Sainthood

The Dating Project


What ever happened to dating? This week Megan Harrington tells us about all about her new documentary, The Dating Project. Emilie gives us the weekly news; Billy Chan has another question for Dummies and the Luke Spehar has a new album, The Pilgrim.

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From Emilie:
Why did Pope say he cannot apologise to Indigenous People of Canada

Listen to Luke Spehar’s first time on the SLHour on our October 11, 2014 show.

SLHour 2017 Christmas Edition


Join us for a special Christmas edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors: Emilie and Billy team up for a special Christmasey Church for Dummies; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Hollywood teaches Mark something about Christmas and Sr. Marie-Paul Curley finds several window to the soul to a Christmas classic, plus we listen to music from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist.

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The Church in China


This week on the SLHour we have a featured chat with the first Chinese Bishop in the United States, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Francisco, Ignatius Wang; Gillian Kantor learns something from her kids about making the effort; Billy Chan questions the afterlife in Church for Dummies and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray.

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From Emilie:
Pope’s prayer intentions for November.
Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting. 
New appointment for Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life.

From Billy (in case Deacon Pedro’s explanation made no sense):
Vatican Statement regarding the Hope of Salvation for Infants who Die Without Being Baptised (and Limbo).
From the Catechism: On Eternal Life and Judgement (Heaven, Hell and Purgatory).

From Islam to Christ

We’ve all heard stories of conversion, but from Islam to Christ? That’s not everyone’s story. This week, Derya Little shares her journey. Emilie brings us the news; Billy Chan has questions about ghosts on Church for Dummies, Mark Matthews tells us about how to influence content in Hollywood and we speak with Steve Angrisano who has a new album, High Above Our Way.

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Listen to Steve Angrisano’s previous visits to the SLHour:
Nov. 2, 2013
June 19, 2010