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A New Encyclical on Fraternity

This week, the pope’s biographer, Austen Ivereigh tell us all about the new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. Billy has a question about deacons, on Church for Dummies; Gillian learns something new from her kids and singer/songwriter, Chris Bray tells us about his web series and we listen to his new singles, Closer and Closer and More Like You.

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From Deacon Pedro:
Read the new Encyclical: “Fratelli Tutti.”

From Billy:
Learn more about the Diaconate.

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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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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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From Matteo:
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: What I Learned From My Kids About Missing Mass


In this moving SLHour What I Leaned From My Kids segment, Gillian Kantor tells Deacon Pedro what she and her kids are learning about missing the Eucharist.

Christmas special featuring Audrey Assad

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Join us for a special Christmas edition of the SLHOUR with all our contributors: Emilie joins us; Billy has a Christmas question; Gillian learns a Christmas lesson from all her kids; Mark has something good about Hollywood at Christmas, plus Audrey Assad joins us to talk about her new album, Peace.

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The Little Douglings Return


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How do we teach our children about the battle between good and evil? Author, Carissa Douglas, author of the Little Douglings series tells us why she wrote a children’s adventure story about her children, to teach them about it. Billy has more questions about prayer; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we reconnect with singer/songwriter Nancy Bodsworth who has a new Christmas album, The Greatest Gift.

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Listen to Carissa Douglas’ first visit to the SLHour on our Dec 8, 2012 edition.

 

Still not healed from the clergy sexual abuse crisis


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How are we to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church? Sr. Nuala Kenny joins us to tell us why we are still not healed and what we need to do in order to heal. Allyson has the news; Billy has more questions about relics; Gillian learns something new from her kids and J.J. Wright has a new jazz vespers album for the Immaculate Conception.

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From Allyson:
Find out more about the joint declaration against assisted suicide that was presented to Pope Francis

All-new SLHour: Overcoming the Shame Game


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So many of us struggle with shame. This week, author, Kristin Maher joins us to tell us about her children’s book The Awfulizer and how to defeat him. Allyson has the news; Billy has a question about church buildings; Gillian learns something new from her kids about God’s promises and Sarah Hart has a new album And Lovely It Is.

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Find out more about the Canonizations.

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen


How much do you really know about Archbishop Fulton Sheen? This week, Sheen expert, Allan Smith joins us to tell us all we didn’t know. Billy has a question about the crucifix; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we meet singer/songwriter John Paul Von Arx.

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From Emilie:
Follow the Cause for Canonization for Darwin Ramos on Facebook.
See a photo and read more about the Pope Francis Amazon Hospital Ship.

From Allan Smith:
Follow the Cause for Beatification for Archbishop Sheen.


Image courtesy of John Paul Von Arx. Photo by Kendal Huntsman.

Canada, Why Are We Here?


What does it mean to be a Canadian? This week, theologian and social justice advocate, Mary Jo Leddy joins us to ask why we are here. Emilie brings us the weekly news; Billy has a question about the Bible; Gillian learns something new from her kids and we meet singer/songwriter Ivan Diaz.

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From Emilie:
Pope’s trip to Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
More about Jean Vanier
More about the March for Life