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Last week we learned about Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. Zechariah was a good and righteous man (Luke 1:6) and was a priest (Luke 1:5) at the Temple in Jerusalem (Luke 1:8). He was probably educated and respected as a leader in his community. When the Archangel Gabriel told him that his elderly wife, ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, President of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and we learn about the newest album from the Boys of St. Paul’s Choir. Author Chris Sparks asks why we are still Catholic and we meet singer/songwriter Meredith Augustin. Email us your ...read more
Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and we begin getting ready for Christmas. I think we all know that Advent is the four week-period before Christmas. There are always four Sundays of Advent, but it’s not always four weeks. It depends what day of the week December 25th is. This year, the fourth ...read more
A quick read through the Old Testament may make you think that God is all for war and destruction. Just read Deuteronomy 20:10-18 and you would conclude that war is perfectly OK with God. A read through Genesis 19 about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and you could conclude that even nuclear destruction is ...read more
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. Email us your ...read more
Two weeks ago we looked at what love is not, based on the wonderful classic by M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled. His book is not a Catholic book; it’s a psychology book (found in the “self-help” section of your bookstore), but Scott Peck was a practicing Christian and the book is very much a ...read more
We’ve all heard stories of conversion, but from Islam to Christ? That’s not everyone’s story. This week on the SLHour, 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 ...read more
This week we are looking at what I’m going to call the Joy of Love or Love Joy. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at love. Last week in particular we saw at a few love myths. Today we go back to where it all began because this Sunday’s Gospel reading is ...read more
Test your knowledge: Of these, how many were Franciscans? Junipero Serra, Peter of Alcántara, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua, Maximillian Kolbe, St. Padre Pio, Marianne Cope, Elizabeth of Hungary, Angela Merici, St. Brigid of Sweden, Elizabeth of Portugal, Thomas More and Pope John XXIII? This week, on the SLHour, author Robert Ellsberg lists about 100 Franciscan saints and tells us what we can learn from them. ...read more
In our quest to find out what Jesus meant when he said that we must love God and neighbour, we have to be able to define love. We must also be able to stay away from those “love myths”. There are many definitions of love and many volumes have been written on the subject. If ...read more