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Encore SLHour: What Francis Really Said and other great conversations


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with youth ministry experts Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt about portraits of faith and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley. Author Tom Hoopes tells us how to know what Pope Francis really said and we meet the Catholic Band, The Thirsting.

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What Francis Really Said and other great conversations


This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with youth ministry experts Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt about portraits of faith and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley. Author Tom Hoopes tells us how to know what Pope Francis really said and we meet the Catholic Band, The Thirsting.

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What Pope Francis Really Said


Do you ever question something the Pope said? Or wonder why he gets mis-quoted so often? Do you ever ask, ‘What was that, the Pope said?’ This week, on an all-new SLHour, we speak with What Pope Francis Really Said, author, Tom Hoopes about how to understand when Pope Francis is quoted; Also, on Connect5, Sebastian Gomes speaks with Fr. Tom Smolich, director of Jesuit Refugee Service, we introduce a new segment with Billy Chan (and explore why the Church is for dummies) and we catch up with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley, who has a new album, Mass of Restoration.

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Learn More:

Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Fr.Tom Smolich on Connect5.

Listen to previous programs with Josh Blakesley:
February 27, 2016
October 20, 2012

Mexico, Novenas and other great interviews

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This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we travel back to the Pope’s visit to Mexico and we speak with John Paul Deddens of Pray More Novenas. We also have a featured conversation with singer/songwriters Tony Melendez and Josh Blakesley.

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Pray More Novenas

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Do you pray novenas? What is a novena anyway? This week, founder of Pray More Novenas, John Paul Deddens tells us and he also tells us about the Pray More Retreat; Also on Connect5 Sebastian Gomes speaks with Sr. Carol Perry, SU about the Biblical Jesus, Danny Torchia explains good PR and we catch up with singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley.

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Watch Sebastian Gomes’ conversation with Sr. Carol Perry, SU on Connect5.

Theology of the body for every body; and other favourite interviews


This week on a special edition of the SLHour, Kris Dmytrenko shares with us about his journey on The Camino de Santiago and Leah Perrault tells us why the Theology of the Body is for every body. We also meet singer/songwriters Josh Blakesley and Jackie Francois and listen to their music.

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Happy Easter from the SLHOUR gang!

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Join us for a special Easter edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors, Kris, Cheridan and Andrew giving their segments a little Easter twist. Also Sr. Marie-Paul Curley suggests some good films about new life; Mark Matthews has a Holy Week insight and Gillian Kantor learns a Lenten lesson from her kids. Plus, we listen to Easter music by Josh Blakesley, Tom Booth, Trevor Thompson and Matt Maher, courtesy of spiritandsong.com.

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SLHour: October 20, 2012


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is a film that tells the story of an abortion survivor. This week, author Eric Wilson joins us to tell us about the novel he wrote based on the film. Sr. Marie-Paul Curley reviews two superhero movies and singer/songwriter Josh Blakesley has a new album, You Are the Light.

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